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Differential regulation of ß2-adrenoceptor and adenosine A2B receptor signalling by GRK and arrestin proteins in arterial smooth muscle.

Authors: Nash, Craig A  Nelson, Carl P  Mistry, Rajendra  Moeller-Olsen, Christian  Christofidou, Elena  Challiss, R A John  Willets, Jonathon M 
Citation: Nash CA, etal., Cell Signal. 2018 Nov;51:86-98. doi: 10.1016/j.cellsig.2018.07.013. Epub 2018 Jul 31.
Pubmed: (View Article at PubMed) PMID:30075183
DOI: Full-text: DOI:10.1016/j.cellsig.2018.07.013

Generation of cAMP through Gs-coupled G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) [e.g. ß2-adrenoceptor (ß2AR), adenosine A2B receptor (A2BR)] activation, induces arterial smooth muscle relaxation, counteracting the actions of vasoconstrictors. Gs-coupled GPCR signalling is regulated by G protein-coupled receptor kinases (GRK) and arrestin proteins, and dysregulation of Gs/GPCR signalling is thought play a role in the development of hypertension, which may be a consequence of enhanced GRK2 and/or arrestin expression. However, despite numerous studies indicating that ß2AR and A2BR can be substrates for GRK/arrestin proteins, currently little is known regarding GRK/arrestin regulation of these endogenous receptors in arterial smooth muscle. Here, endogenous GRK isoenzymes and arrestin proteins were selectively depleted using RNA-interference in rat arterial smooth muscle cells (RASM) and the consequences of this for ß2AR- and A2BR-mediated adenylyl cyclase (AC) signalling were determined by assessing cAMP accumulation. GRK2 or GRK5 depletion enhanced and prolonged ß2AR/AC signalling, while combined deletion of GRK2/5 has an additive effect. Conversely, activation of AC by A2BR was regulated by GRK5, but not GRK2. ß2AR desensitization was attenuated following combined GRK2/GRK5 knockdown, but not by depletion of individual GRKs, arrestins, or by inhibiting PKA. Arrestin3 (but not arrestin2) depletion enhanced A2BR-AC signalling and attenuated A2BR desensitization, while ß2AR-AC signalling was regulated by both arrestin isoforms. This study provides a first demonstration of how different complements of GRK and arrestin proteins contribute to the regulation of signalling and desensitization of these important receptors mediating vasodilator responses in arterial smooth muscle.


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CRRD ID: 13792694
Created: 2018-09-20
Species: All species
Last Modified: 2018-09-20
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