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Relevance of dopamine signals anchoring dynamin-2 to the plasma membrane during Na+,K+-ATPase endocytosis.

Clathrin-dependent endocytosis of Na(+),K(+)-ATPase in response to dopamine regulates its catalytic activity in intact cells. Because fission of clathrin-coated pits requires dynamin, we examined the mechanisms by which dopamine receptor signals promote dynamin-2 recruitment and assembly at the site of Na(+),K(+)-ATPase endocytosis. Western blotting revealed that dopamine increased the association of dynamin-2 with the plasma membrane and with phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase. Dopamine inhibited Na(+),K(+)-ATPase activity in OK cells and in those overexpressing wild type dynamin-2 but not in cells expressing a dominant-negative mutant. Dephosphorylation of dynamin is important for its assembly. Dopamine increased protein phosphatase 2A activity and dephosphorylated dynamin-2. In cells expressing a dominant-negative mutant of protein phosphatase 2A, dopamine failed to dephosphorylate dynamin-2 and to reduce Na(+),K(+)-ATPase activity. Dynamin-2 is phosphorylated at Ser(848), and expression of the S848A mutant significantly blocked the inhibitory effect of dopamine. These results demonstrate a distinct signaling network originating from the dopamine receptor that regulates the state of dynamin-2 phosphorylation and that promotes its location (by interaction with phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase) at the site of Na(+),K(+)-ATPase endocytosis.[1]


  1. Relevance of dopamine signals anchoring dynamin-2 to the plasma membrane during Na+,K+-ATPase endocytosis. Efendiev, R., Yudowski, G.A., Zwiller, J., Leibiger, B., Katz, A.I., Berggren, P.O., Pedemonte, C.H., Leibiger, I.B., Bertorello, A.M. J. Biol. Chem. (2002) [Pubmed]
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