PubMed 8581266

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Automatically associated channels: Kir2.1 , Kir3.1

Title: Involvement of G-protein alpha il subunits in activation of G-protein gated inward rectifying K+ channels (GIRK1) by human NPY1 receptors.

Authors: N A Brown, G McAllister, D Weinberg, G Milligan, G R Seabrook

Journal, date & volume: Br. J. Pharmacol., 1995 Nov , 116, 2346-8

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This study investigated the type of G-protein alpha subunit(s) that human neuropeptide Y (NPY)1 receptors preferentially utilize when activating G-protein gated K+ currents. Two electrode voltage-clamp recordings were made from Xenopus oocytes that had been injected with cDNAs encoding either human NPY1 or D2(short) dopamine receptors, and GIRK1 a cloned rat brain K+ channel. These receptors were also co-injected with G-protein alpha i1, alpha i2, alpha i3 and alpha o1 subunits to determine which subunit(s) modulate the efficiency of signal transduction. In NPY1 receptor injected cells neuropeptide Y (100 nM) caused a 53 +/- 10 nA inward current (n = 14; EC50 = 3 nM) and this effect was blocked by pertussis toxin (500 ng ml-1 24 h). Activation of GIRK1 currents by neuropeptide Y was selectively potentiated by alpha i1 subunit cDNA whereas coupling dopamine of D2 receptors to this channel was not.