Journal article

The identification of N-glycosylated residues of the human 5-HT3B receptor subunit: importance for cell membrane expression.

Andrew N Massoura, Terri J Dover, Amy S Newman, Nicholas M Barnes

Journal of Neurochemistry | Published : 2011


The 5-hydroxytryptamine 3 (5-HT(3)) receptor is a pentameric ligand-gated ion channel with potential molecular isoforms arising from different subunit combinations and/or different post-translational modifications of the individual subunits. Since N-glycosylation of the 5-HT3A subunit impacts cell surface trafficking, the presence of N-glycosylation of the human (h) 5-HT3B subunit and the influence upon cell membrane expression was investigated. Following transient expression of the h5-HT3B subunit by human embryonic kidney cells (HEK293 cells) stably expressing the h5-HT3A subunit, the N-glycosylation inhibitor tunicamycin reduced the size of the predominant h5-HT3B-immunoreactive protein (..

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