When 6 is 9: 'uncoupled' AT1 receptors turn signalling on its head.
WG Thomas, H Qian, NJ Smith
Cell Mol Life Sci | Published : 2004
The type 1 angiotensin receptor (AT(1)) activates an array of intracellular signalling pathways that control cell and tissue responses to the peptide hormone angiotensin II (AngII). The capacity of AT(1) receptors to initiate and maintain such signals has typically been explained on the basis of conventional heterotrimeric guanine nucleotide binding protein (G protein) activation, specifically G(q/11). Accumulating evidence from studies utilising a variety of AT(1) receptor mutants and AngII analogues indicates that some important downstream effects of AT(1) receptors are independent of classical G protein coupling. Importantly, AT(1) receptor-mediated endocytosis, tyrosine phosphorylation s..View full abstract