Signal transduction, desensitization, and recovery of responses to thyrotropin-releasing hormone after inhibition of receptor internalization.

Three independent methods were used to block internalization of the TRH receptor: cells were infected with vaccinia virus encoding a dominant negative dynamin, incubated in hypertonic sucrose, or stably transfected with a receptor lacking the C-terminal tail. Internalization was blocked in all three paradigms as judged by microscopy using a fluorescently… CONTINUE READING