M Barbado

Cea Leti, Grenoble, Rhône-Alpes, France

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    ABSTRACT: The vasopressin V1a receptor undergoes homologous and heterologous desensitizations which can be mimicked by activation of protein kinase C. This suggests that phosphorylation of the V1a receptor may be involved in the desensitization mechanisms. Such a phosphorylation was presently investigated in HEK 293 cells stably transfected with rat vasopressin V1a receptor. Metabolic labelling and immunoprecipitation of epitope-tagged V1a receptor evidenced a 52-kDa band and a 92-kDa band. Glycosidase treatments and immunoblotting experiments suggest that the 52-kDa band corresponds to an immature unprocessed receptor protein, whereas the 92-kDa band would correspond to a highly glycosylated form of the mature V1a receptor. Exposure of the cells to vasopressin induced a selective 32P phosphate incorporation in the 92-kDa form of the receptor. This homologous ligand-induced phosphorylation was dose dependent with maximal phosphate incorporation corresponding to four times the basal level. Stimulation of the endogenous phospholipase C-coupled m3 muscarinic receptor by carbachol-induced heterologous phosphorylation of the V1a receptor whose amplitude was half that of the homologous phosphorylation. This heterologous phosphorylation was associated with a reduced vasopressin-dependent increase in intracellular calcium.
    Cellular Signalling 11/1999; 11(10):743-51. · 4.47 Impact Factor