Intracellular retention of recombinant GABAB receptors

Couve, A. and Filippov, A. K. and Connolly, C. N. and Bettler, B. and Brown, D. A. and Moss, S. J.. (1998) Intracellular retention of recombinant GABAB receptors. Journal of biological chemistry, Vol. 273, no. 41. pp. 26361-26367.

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gamma-Aminobutyric acid type B (GABAB) receptors mediate the transmission of slow and prolonged inhibitory signals in the central nervous system. Two splice variants of GABAB receptors, GABABR1a and GABABR1b, were recently cloned from a mouse cortical and cerebellar cDNA library. As predicted, these receptors belong to the G protein-coupled receptor superfamily. We have used epitope-tagged versions of GABABR1a receptors to study the cellular distribution of these proteins in a variety of non-neuronal and neuronal cell types. Here we report that recombinant GABAB receptors fail to reach the cell surface when expressed in heterologous systems and are retained in the endoplasmic reticulum when introduced into COS cells. In addition, we prove that recombinant GABAB receptors are excluded from the cell surface when overexpressed in ganglion neurons and we further demonstrate that they fail to activate in superior cervical ganglion neurons. Together our observations suggest that recombinant GABAB receptors require additional information for functional targeting to the plasma membrane.
Faculties and Departments:03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Biomedizin > Division of Physiology > Molecular Neurobiology Synaptic Plasticity (Bettler)
UniBasel Contributors:Bettler, Bernhard
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:American Society of Biological Chemists
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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