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New phosphosite-specific antibodies to unravel the role of GRK phosphorylation in dopamine D2 receptor regulation and signaling

Mann, Anika; Keen, Alastair C.; Mark, Hanka; Dasgupta, Pooja; Javitch, Jonathan A.; Canals, Meritxell; Schulz, Stefan; Robert Lane, J.

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Authors

Anika Mann

Alastair C. Keen

Hanka Mark

Pooja Dasgupta

Jonathan A. Javitch

Stefan Schulz

ROB LANE ROB.LANE@NOTTINGHAM.AC.UK
Associate Professor



Abstract

The dopamine D2 receptor (D2R) is the target of drugs used to treat the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease and schizophrenia. The D2R is regulated through its interaction with and phosphorylation by G protein receptor kinases (GRKs) and interaction with arrestins. More recently, D2R arrestin-mediated signaling has been shown to have distinct physiological functions to those of G protein signalling. Relatively little is known regarding the patterns of D2R phosphorylation that might control these processes. We aimed to generate antibodies specific for intracellular D2R phosphorylation sites to facilitate the investigation of these mechanisms. We synthesised double phosphorylated peptides corresponding to regions within intracellular loop 3 of the hD2R and used them to raise phosphosite-specific antibodies to capture a broad screen of GRK-mediated phosphorylation. We identify an antibody specific to a GRK2/3 phosphorylation site in intracellular loop 3 of the D2R. We compared measurements of D2R phosphorylation with other measurements of D2R signalling to profile selected D2R agonists including previously described biased agonists. These studies demonstrate the utility of novel phosphosite-specific antibodies to investigate D2R regulation and signalling.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Mar 25, 2021
Online Publication Date Apr 15, 2021
Publication Date Apr 15, 2022
Deposit Date Nov 19, 2021
Publicly Available Date Nov 19, 2021
Journal Scientific Reports
Electronic ISSN 2045-2322
Publisher Nature Publishing Group
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 11
Issue 1
Article Number 8288
DOI https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-87417-2
Keywords Multidisciplinary
Public URL https://nottingham-repository.worktribe.com/output/6738627
Publisher URL https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-021-87417-2

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