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J Biol Chem. 1991 Jun 25;266(18):11409-12.

Photoaffinity labeling of two rat liver plasma membrane proteins with [32P]gamma-azidoanilido GTP in response to vasopressin. Immunologic identification as alpha subunits of the Gq class of G proteins.

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Department of Pharmacology, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee 37232-0295.

Abstract

Two proteins have been identified in rat liver plasma membranes that bind a photoreactive GTP analogue, [32P]gamma-azidoanilido GTP, in response to incubation with the Ca(2+)-mobilizing agonist, vasopressin. The labeled proteins possess apparent molecular masses of 42 and 43 kDa. Their labeling requires Mg2+ and can be inhibited by GTP, its analogues, and GDP but not by other nucleotides. Vasopressin-stimulated labeling is attenuated by a V1 receptor-selective antagonist. The concentration of vasopressin required to stimulate labeling is in the same range (EC50 = 4 nM) as that required for activation of GTPase and phosphoinositide-specific phospholipase C activities in liver plasma membranes. Immunodetection and immunoprecipitation of the [32P]gamma-azidoanilido GTP-labeled 42- and 43-kDa proteins with antisera raised against peptide sequences in alpha q indicate that these proteins are members of the recently described Gq class of G proteins.

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