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Internalization and degradation of natriuretic peptide receptor-A is stimulated by ligand binding
BMC Pharmacology volume 9, Article number: P14 (2009)
Natriuretic peptide receptor-A (NPR-A) is a transmembrane receptor guanylyl cyclase that binds and mediates the effects of atrial and B-type natriuretic peptides (ANP/BNP). Internalization and ligand-dependent degradation of NPR-A is controversial, in part due to the use of ligand binding studies to predict the cellular location of the receptor. Here, we used a more direct sequential immunoprecipitation-western blot assay to demonstrate that long-term ANP exposure increases NPR-A degradation in primary, immortalized, and transfected cells.
A separate novel extracellular epitope antibody-binding assay indicated that NPR-A is internalized under basal conditions and that this rate is increased about two-fold by ANP exposure. siRNA knock down of clathrin and dominant negative inhibition of dynamin failed to inhibit ANP-dependent NPR-A degradation, whereas dominant negative dynamin expression reduced the rate of NPR-A internalization about 40%.
These data indicate that NPR-A is basally internalized by a dynamin-dependent pathway and that prolonged ANP exposure stimulates both NPR-A internalization and degradation.
D.R.F. was supported by an award from the American Heart Association (0815607G).
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Flora, D.R., Conner, S.D. & Potter, L.R. Internalization and degradation of natriuretic peptide receptor-A is stimulated by ligand binding. BMC Pharmacol 9 (Suppl 1), P14 (2009). https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2210-9-S1-P14
- Ligand Binding
- Natriuretic Peptide
- Cellular Location
- Binding Study