Andrew J. Patterson, M.D., Ph.D.

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  • Signaling from beta(1)- and beta(2)-adrenergic receptors is defined by differential interactions with PDE4 EMBO JOURNAL Richter, W., Day, P., Agrawal, R., Bruss, M. D., Granier, S., Wang, Y. L., Rasmussen, S. G., Horner, K., Wang, P., Lei, T., Patterson, A. J., Kobilka, B., Conti, M. 2008; 27 (2): 384-393


    Beta1- and beta2-adrenergic receptors (betaARs) are highly homologous, yet they play clearly distinct roles in cardiac physiology and pathology. Myocyte contraction, for instance, is readily stimulated by beta1AR but not beta2AR signaling, and chronic stimulation of the two receptors has opposing effects on myocyte apoptosis and cell survival. Differences in the assembly of macromolecular signaling complexes may explain the distinct biological outcomes. Here, we demonstrate that beta1AR forms a signaling complex with a cAMP-specific phosphodiesterase (PDE) in a manner inherently different from a beta2AR/beta-arrestin/PDE complex reported previously. The beta1AR binds a PDE variant, PDE4D8, in a direct manner, and occupancy of the receptor by an agonist causes dissociation of this complex. Conversely, agonist binding to the beta2AR is a prerequisite for the recruitment of a complex consisting of beta-arrestin and the PDE4D variant, PDE4D5, to the receptor. We propose that the distinct modes of interaction with PDEs result in divergent cAMP signals in the vicinity of the two receptors, thus, providing an additional layer of complexity to enforce the specificity of beta1- and beta2-adrenoceptor signaling.

    View details for DOI 10.1038/sj.emboj.7601968

    View details for Web of Science ID 000253408600009

    View details for PubMedID 18188154

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