PubMed 16177887

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Automatically associated channels: Kv2.1

Title: Sgbeta1, a novel locust (Schistocerca gregaria) non-alpha nicotinic acetylcholine receptor-like subunit with homology to the Drosophila melanogaster Dbeta1 subunit.

Authors: A K Jones, J Marshall, A D Blake, S D Buckingham, M G Darlison, D B Sattelle

Journal, date & volume: Invert. Neurosci., 2005 Nov , 5, 147-55

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The cloning, sequencing and functional expression of Sgbeta1, a novel locust (Schistocerca gregaria) non-alpha nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (nAChR) subunit is described. This subunit shows 80% identity with the Drosophila melanogaster Dbeta1 and 92% identity with the Locusta migratoria beta1, non-alpha subunits but only 38% identity to Sgalpha1 (also referred to as alphaL1), a previously cloned S. gregaria nAChR alpha-subunit. When expressed in Xenopus laevis oocytes, Sgbeta1 does not respond to nicotine. Responses to nicotine are observed, however, in oocytes co-expressing Sgalpha1 and Sgbeta1, but the pharmacology is indistinguishable from that of currents produced by expressing Sgalpha1 alone. We conclude that either Sgbeta1 does not co-assemble with Sgalpha1, or that it is unable to contribute to the functional properties of the receptor, in the Xenopus oocyte expression system.