Send to

Choose Destination
Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2005 Jul 8;332(3):913-20.

Dexras1 blocks receptor-mediated heterologous sensitization of adenylyl cyclase 1.

Author information

Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47909, USA.


Dexras1/AGS1/RasD1 is a member of the Ras superfamily of monomeric G proteins and has been suggested to disrupt receptor-G protein signaling. We examined the ability of Dexras1 to modulate dopamine D(2L) receptor regulation of adenylyl cyclase (AC) type 1 in HEK293 cells. Acute D(2L) receptor-mediated inhibition of A23187-stimulated AC1 activity (IC50, 4.0+/-1.4 nM; 50+/-3% inhibition) was not altered in the presence of Dexras1 (IC50, 2.4+/-1.3 nM, 50+/-1% inhibition); however, Dexras1 blocked acute D(2L) receptor-mediated activation of ERK 1/2 by approximately 50%. Heterologous sensitization of AC1 induced by persistent activation of D(2L) receptors was completely blocked by Dexras1 under basal and A23187-stimulated conditions. The block of sensitization was concentration-dependent and was not observed with a nucleotide binding-deficient Dexras1G31V mutant. Sensitization of AC1 was Gbetagamma-dependent as demonstrated using the C-terminus of beta-adrenergic receptor kinase (betaARK-ct). These data suggest that Dexras1 selectively regulates receptor-mediated Gbetagamma signaling pathways.

[Indexed for MEDLINE]

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for Elsevier Science
Loading ...
Support Center