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J Biol Chem. 1998 Mar 27;273(13):7703-8.

Angiotensin II-induced association of phospholipase Cgamma1 with the G-protein-coupled AT1 receptor.

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Vascular Biology Center, Department of Pediatrics, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Georgia 30912, USA.


An early event in signaling by the G-protein-coupled angiotensin II (Ang II) AT1 receptor in vascular smooth muscle cells is the tyrosine phosphorylation and activation of phospholipase Cgamma1 (PLCgamma1). In the present study, we show that stimulation of this event by Ang II in vascular smooth muscle cells is accompanied by binding of PLCgamma1 to the AT1 receptor in an Ang II- and tyrosine phophorylation-dependent manner. The PLCgamma1-AT1 receptor interaction appears to depend on phosphorylation of tyrosine 319 in a YIPP motif in the C-terminal intracellular domain of the AT1 receptor and binding of the phosphorylated receptor by the most C-terminal of two Src homology 2 domains in PLCgamma1. PLCgamma1 thus binds to the same site in the receptor previously identified for binding by the SHP-2 phosphotyrosine phosphatase.JAK2 tyrosine kinase complex. A single site in the C-terminal tail of the AT1 receptor can, therefore, be bound in a ligand-dependent manner by two different downstream effector proteins. These data demonstrate that G-protein-coupled receptors can physically associate with intracellular proteins other than G proteins, creating membrane-delimited signal transduction complexes similar to those observed for classic growth factor receptors.

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