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Adra1b  -  adrenergic receptor, alpha 1b

Mus musculus

Synonyms: Alpha-1B adrenergic receptor, Alpha-1B adrenoceptor, Alpha-1B adrenoreceptor, alpha1B-adrenergic receptor
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Biological context of Adra1b


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  • Treatment with chloroethylclonidine (10 microM, for 30 min at 37 degrees, with subsequent washout) abolished [3H]prazosin binding to alpha 1B-adrenoceptors in rat spleen almost completely and reduced specific binding in rat kidney and cerebral cortex by a percentage comparable to the known alpha 1B-adrenoceptor content of these tissues [17].
  • SR46349B also completely blocked, in alpha1b-AR KO mice, the locomotor response and the development of behavioural sensitization to morphine (20 mg/kg) and D-amphetamine (2 mg/kg) [16].
  • We have previously demonstrated that overexpression of alpha1B-adrenergic receptor (alpha1BAR) in transgenic mice leads to a marked desensitization of betaAR-mediated adenylyl cyclase stimulation which is correlated with increased levels of activated protein kinase C (PKC) beta, delta and [J. Mol. Cell. Cardiol. 30 (1998) 1827] [18].
  • The role of alpha1b-ARs in this effect was then verified in alpha1b-AR KO mice: whereas dexefaroxan (1 mg/kg) doubled locomotor hyperactivity induced by GBR 12783 (14 mg/kg) in WT mice, it decreased it by 43% in alpha1b-AR KO mice [19].
  • Recent experiments have shown that mice lacking the alpha1b-adrenergic receptor (alpha1b-AR KO) are less responsive to the locomotor hyperactivity induced by psychostimulants, such as D-amphetamine or cocaine, than their wild-type littermates (WT) [19].

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Analytical, diagnostic and therapeutic context of Adra1b


  1. Overexpression of the alpha1B-adrenergic receptor causes apoptotic neurodegeneration: multiple system atrophy. Zuscik, M.J., Sands, S., Ross, S.A., Waugh, D.J., Gaivin, R.J., Morilak, D., Perez, D.M. Nat. Med. (2000) [Pubmed]
  2. Hypotension, autonomic failure, and cardiac hypertrophy in transgenic mice overexpressing the alpha 1B-adrenergic receptor. Zuscik, M.J., Chalothorn, D., Hellard, D., Deighan, C., McGee, A., Daly, C.J., Waugh, D.J., Ross, S.A., Gaivin, R.J., Morehead, A.J., Thomas, J.D., Plow, E.F., McGrath, J.C., Piascik, M.T., Perez, D.M. J. Biol. Chem. (2001) [Pubmed]
  3. Regulation of myocardial betaARK1 expression in catecholamine-induced cardiac hypertrophy in transgenic mice overexpressing alpha1B-adrenergic receptors. Iaccarino, G., Keys, J.R., Rapacciuolo, A., Shotwell, K.F., Lefkowitz, R.J., Rockman, H.A., Koch, W.J. J. Am. Coll. Cardiol. (2001) [Pubmed]
  4. Alpha-1B adrenergic receptor knockout mice are protected against methamphetamine toxicity. Battaglia, G., Fornai, F., Busceti, C.L., Lembo, G., Nicoletti, F., De Blasi, A. J. Neurochem. (2003) [Pubmed]
  5. Dominance of the alpha1B-adrenergic receptor and its subcellular localization in human and TRAMP prostate cancer cell lines. Shi, T., Gaivin, R.J., McCune, D.F., Gupta, M., Perez, D.M. J. Recept. Signal Transduct. Res. (2007) [Pubmed]
  6. Alpha1-adrenergic receptors prevent a maladaptive cardiac response to pressure overload. O'Connell, T.D., Swigart, P.M., Rodrigo, M.C., Ishizaka, S., Joho, S., Turnbull, L., Tecott, L.H., Baker, A.J., Foster, E., Grossman, W., Simpson, P.C. J. Clin. Invest. (2006) [Pubmed]
  7. Decreased blood pressure response in mice deficient of the alpha1b-adrenergic receptor. Cavalli, A., Lattion, A.L., Hummler, E., Nenniger, M., Pedrazzini, T., Aubert, J.F., Michel, M.C., Yang, M., Lembo, G., Vecchione, C., Mostardini, M., Schmidt, A., Beermann, F., Cotecchia, S. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. (1997) [Pubmed]
  8. Myocardial expression of a constitutively active alpha 1B-adrenergic receptor in transgenic mice induces cardiac hypertrophy. Milano, C.A., Dolber, P.C., Rockman, H.A., Bond, R.A., Venable, M.E., Allen, L.F., Lefkowitz, R.J. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. (1994) [Pubmed]
  9. Impaired glucose homeostasis in mice lacking the alpha1b-adrenergic receptor subtype. Burcelin, R., Uldry, M., Foretz, M., Perrin, C., Dacosta, A., Nenniger-Tosato, M., Seydoux, J., Cotecchia, S., Thorens, B. J. Biol. Chem. (2004) [Pubmed]
  10. Molecular cloning and expression of the cDNA for the alpha 1A-adrenergic receptor. The gene for which is located on human chromosome 5. Lomasney, J.W., Cotecchia, S., Lorenz, W., Leung, W.Y., Schwinn, D.A., Yang-Feng, T.L., Brownstein, M., Lefkowitz, R.J., Caron, M.G. J. Biol. Chem. (1991) [Pubmed]
  11. Gene expression profile of neurodegeneration induced by alpha1B-adrenergic receptor overactivity: NMDA/GABAA dysregulation and apoptosis. Yun, J., Gaivin, R.J., McCune, D.F., Boongird, A., Papay, R.S., Ying, Z., Gonzalez-Cabrera, P.J., Najm, I., Perez, D.M. Brain (2003) [Pubmed]
  12. Costimulation of adenylyl cyclase and phospholipase C by a mutant alpha 1B-adrenergic receptor transgene promotes malignant transformation of thyroid follicular cells. Ledent, C., Denef, J.F., Cottecchia, S., Lefkowitz, R., Dumont, J., Vassart, G., Parmentier, M. Endocrinology (1997) [Pubmed]
  13. The alpha1b-adrenergic receptor subtype: molecular properties and physiological implications. Cotecchia, S., Björklöf, K., Rossier, O., Stanasila, L., Greasley, P., Fanelli, F. J. Recept. Signal Transduct. Res. (2002) [Pubmed]
  14. Critical role for the alpha-1B adrenergic receptor at the sympathetic neuroeffector junction. Townsend, S.A., Jung, A.S., Hoe, Y.S., Lefkowitz, R.Y., Khan, S.A., Lemmon, C.A., Harrison, R.W., Lee, K., Barouch, L.A., Cotecchia, S., Shoukas, A.A., Nyhan, D., Hare, J.M., Berkowitz, D.E. Hypertension (2004) [Pubmed]
  15. Mouse alpha1B-adrenergic receptor is expressed in neurons and NG2 oligodendrocytes. Papay, R., Gaivin, R., McCune, D.F., Rorabaugh, B.R., Macklin, W.B., McGrath, J.C., Perez, D.M. J. Comp. Neurol. (2004) [Pubmed]
  16. 5-HT2A and alpha1b-adrenergic receptors entirely mediate dopamine release, locomotor response and behavioural sensitization to opiates and psychostimulants. Auclair, A., Drouin, C., Cotecchia, S., Glowinski, J., Tassin, J.P. Eur. J. Neurosci. (2004) [Pubmed]
  17. Selective irreversible binding of chloroethylclonidine at alpha 1- and alpha 2-adrenoceptor subtypes. Michel, M.C., Kerker, J., Branchek, T.A., Forray, C. Mol. Pharmacol. (1993) [Pubmed]
  18. Role of specific protein kinase C isoforms in modulation of beta1- and beta2-adrenergic receptors. Guimond, J., Mamarbachi, A.M., Allen, B.G., Rindt, H., Hébert, T.E. Cell. Signal. (2005) [Pubmed]
  19. Stimulation of postsynaptic alpha1b- and alpha2-adrenergic receptors amplifies dopamine-mediated locomotor activity in both rats and mice. Villégier, A.S., Drouin, C., Bizot, J.C., Marien, M., Glowinski, J., Colpaërt, F., Tassin, J.P. Synapse (2003) [Pubmed]
  20. Phosphorylation of the third intracellular loop of the mouse alpha1b-adrenergic receptor by cAMP-dependent protein kinase. Alonso-Llamazares, A., Casanova, E., Zamanillo, D., Ovalle, S., Calvo, P., Chinchetru, M.A. Brain Res. Bull. (1997) [Pubmed]
  21. Overexpression of alpha1B-adrenergic receptor induces left ventricular dysfunction in the absence of hypertrophy. Grupp, I.L., Lorenz, J.N., Walsh, R.A., Boivin, G.P., Rindt, H. Am. J. Physiol. (1998) [Pubmed]
  22. Transgenic mice with cardiac overexpression of alpha1B-adrenergic receptors. In vivo alpha1-adrenergic receptor-mediated regulation of beta-adrenergic signaling. Akhter, S.A., Milano, C.A., Shotwell, K.F., Cho, M.C., Rockman, H.A., Lefkowitz, R.J., Koch, W.J. J. Biol. Chem. (1997) [Pubmed]
  23. Systemic overexpression of the alpha 1B-adrenergic receptor in mice: an animal model of epilepsy. Kunieda, T., Zuscik, M.J., Boongird, A., Perez, D.M., Lüders, H.O., Najm, I.M. Epilepsia (2002) [Pubmed]
  24. Cloning of chicken and mouse alpha 1b adrenergic receptor. Alonso-Llamazares, A., López-Alonso, J., del Barrio, M., Casanova, E., Calvo, P., Chinchetru, M.A. Biochim. Biophys. Acta (1998) [Pubmed]
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