RGD Reference Report - Transfected D2 short dopamine receptors inhibit voltage-dependent potassium current in neuroblastoma x glioma hybrid (NG108-15) cells. - Rat Genome Database

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Transfected D2 short dopamine receptors inhibit voltage-dependent potassium current in neuroblastoma x glioma hybrid (NG108-15) cells.

Authors: Castellano, MA  Liu, LX  Monsma FJ, JR  Sibley, DR  Kapatos, G  Chiodo, LA 
Citation: Castellano MA, etal., Mol Pharmacol. 1993 Sep;44(3):649-56.
RGD ID: 8554702
Pubmed: (View Article at PubMed) PMID:8371717

Two isoforms of the D2 dopamine receptor exist, termed D2 short (D2s) and D2 long, which differ by the presence or absence of 29 amino acids. To examine the possible coupling of the D2s isoform to voltage-dependent K+ current, NG108-15 cells that were transfected with and stably express this isoform were studied using whole-cell patch-clamp techniques. In transfected, but not untransfected, cells dopamine and quinpirole (QUIN) reduced the normally observed peak outward K+ current, and this effect was abolished by the D2 antagonist sulpiride but not by the alpha 2-adrenergic receptor antagonist idazoxan or the D1 antagonist (R)-(+)-SCH-23380. The D1 receptor agonist SKF 38393 had no effect. QUIN-induced inhibition of K+ current was prevented by loading the cells with the Ca(2+)-chelator 1,2-bis(2-aminophenoxy)ethane-N,N,N',N'-tetraacetic acid, suggesting a critical role for intracellular Ca2+ mobilization. In contrast, reduction of the concentration of extracellular Ca2+ and inclusion of the Ca2+ channel blocker cobalt did not modify the reduction of K+ current produced by stimulation of D2s receptors. A critical role for intracellular calcium mobilization in the observed effects was further supported by the observation that increases in cytosolic Ca2+ produced by thapsigargin mimicked the effect of QUIN, whereas intracellular ryanodine, which blocks Ca2+ mobilization, abolished the QUIN responsiveness. Finally, the effect of D2S activation on K+ current was not modified by pretreatment of the cells with pertussis toxin. These results suggest that the D2s dopamine receptor expressed in NG108-15 cells inhibits the activity of native K+ current via a mechanism that is dependent upon the mobilization of intracellular Ca2+ and does not involve a pertussis toxin-sensitive G protein.


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Drd2  (dopamine receptor D2)

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