Receptor and tissue specificity of the effects of peptides corresponding to intracellular regions of the serpentine type receptors


Proximal regions of the third intracellular loop (ICL-3) are responsible for the interaction with heterotrimeric G proteins in most of the serpentine type receptors. The peptides corresponding to these regions are able to activate G proteins in the absence of hormone and to alter the transduction of hormonal signal via the respective homologous receptor. However, the molecular mechanisms of action of the peptides, their specificity to receptors and target tissues are currently not well understood. The goal of this work was to study the receptor and tissue specificity of peptides-derivatives of C-terminal regions of the ICL-3 of luteinizing hormone receptor (LHR), type 1 relaxin receptor (RXFP1), somatostatin receptors of types 1 and 2 (Som1R and Som2R), and 5-hydroxytryptamine receptors of subtype 1B and type 6 (5-HT1BR and 5-HT6R) on the functional activity of adenylyl cyclase (AC) and GppNHp-binding of G proteins in the brain, myocardium, and testis of rats. It was shown that the influence of peptides on AC and G proteins is well detected in tissues enriched in homologous receptors. The effects stimulating AC and GppNHp-binding were most pronounced in the testes for LHR peptide, in the brain for peptide 5-HT6R, and in all of the tested tissues (but mainly in the myocardium) for the RXFP1 peptide. The AC-inhibiting effects of peptides Som1R, Som2R and 5-HT1BR, as well as the stimulation of GppNHp binding induced by these peptides, were most pronounced in the brain. In the presence of the peptides, the AC effects of hormones acting via homologous receptors were significantly attenuated, while the AC effects of other hormones changed insignificantly. The findings suggest that biological activity of the peptides depends on their interaction with complementary regions of homologous receptors, which should be taken into account when developing highly selective regulators of hormonal signaling systems on the basis of these peptides.

DOI: 10.1134/S1990747811060146

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@article{Shpakov2011ReceptorAT, title={Receptor and tissue specificity of the effects of peptides corresponding to intracellular regions of the serpentine type receptors}, author={Alexander O. Shpakov and Elena A. Shpakova and Irina I. Tarasenko and Kira V. Derkach}, journal={Biochemistry (Moscow) Supplement Series A: Membrane and Cell Biology}, year={2011}, volume={6}, pages={16-25} }