Author(s): Lohmann SM, Vaandrager AB, Smolenski A, Walter U, De Jonge HR
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Abstract cGMP-dependent protein kinases I and II conduct signals from widespread signaling systems. Whereas the type I kinase mediates numerous effects of natriuretic peptides and nitric oxide in cardiovascular cells, the type II kinase transduces signals from the Escherichia coli heat-stable enterotoxin, STa, and from the endogenous intestinal peptide, guanylin, stimulating Cl- conductance of the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR). Although the two kinases may be interchangeable for several functions, CFTR regulation specifically requires the type II kinase.
This article was published in Trends Biochem Sci
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