PubMed 12835530

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Automatically associated channels: Kv2.1

Title: Modulation of ion channel function by P2Y receptors.

Authors: So Yeong Lee, Scott M O'Grady

Journal, date & volume: Cell Biochem. Biophys., 2003 , 39, 75-88

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P2Y receptors are classified as P2 purinergic receptors that belong to the superfamily of G-protein coupled receptors. They are distinguishable from P1 (adenosine) receptors in that they bind adenine and/or uracil nucleotide triphosphates or diphosphates depending on the subtype. Over the past decade, P2Y receptors have been cloned from a variety of tissues and species. Eight functional subtypes have been characterized. Nucleotide binding produces activation of specific G-proteins that in turn regulate the function of membrane bound enzymes including phospholipase C and adenylyl cyclase. Certain P2Y receptor subtypes possess a PDZ domain located at the end of the C-terminal region of the receptor. PDZ domains have been established as sites for protein-protein interaction, thus providing a possible mechanism for receptor modulation of membrane protein function independent of G-protein activation. In this review we discuss recent findings that suggest that P2Y receptors can modulate the function of ion channels through multiple protein-protein interactions at the plasma membrane that do not directly involve G-protein activation.