alexa Constitutive activation of G-proteins by polycystin-1 is antagonized by polycystin-2.
Biochemistry

Biochemistry

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Author(s): Delmas P, Nomura H, Li X, Lakkis M, Luo Y,

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Abstract Polycystin-1 (PC1), a 4,303-amino acid integral membrane protein of unknown function, interacts with polycystin-2 (PC2), a 968-amino acid alpha-type channel subunit. Mutations in their respective genes cause autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease. Using a novel heterologous expression system and Ca(2+) and K(+) channels as functional biosensors, we found that full-length PC1 functioned as a constitutive activator of G(i/o)-type but not G(q)-type G-proteins and modulated the activity of Ca(2+) and K(+) channels via the release of Gbetagamma subunits. PC1 lacking the N-terminal 1811 residues replicated the effects of full-length PC1. These effects were independent of regulators of G-protein signaling proteins and were lost in PC1 mutants lacking a putative G-protein binding site. Co-expression with full-length PC2, but not a C-terminal truncation mutant, abrogated the effects of PC1. Our data provide the first experimental evidence that full-length PC1 acts as an untraditional G-protein-coupled receptor, activity of which is physically regulated by PC2. Thus, our study strongly suggests that mutations in PC1 or PC2 that distort the polycystin complex would initiate abnormal G-protein signaling in autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease. This article was published in J Biol Chem and referenced in Biochemistry & Physiology: Open Access

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