Journal article

Isolation of neonatal cardiomyocytes reduces the expression of the GTP-binding protein, Gh.

E Vincan, CB Neylon, RM Graham, EA Woodcock

J Mol Cell Cardiol | Published : 1995

Abstract

alpha 1-Adrenoceptors in most tissues couple with the heterotrimeric GTP-binding protein Gq, the alpha subunit of which activates the beta-isoforms of phospholipase C. However, in heart (and in liver) alpha 1-adrenoceptors have been reported to couple to a high molecular weight GTP-binding protein. Gh, which functions both as a type II transglutaminase and as a receptor coupling protein. Gh activates a phospholipase isoform distinct from phospholipase C-beta. Here we report that isolation and culture of neonatal cardiomyocytes decreased the expression of Gh without reducing the content of Gq or Gi. Gh was readily detected in extracts from intact neonatal and adult heart tissues. The expressi..

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