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The carboxyl terminus of the hamster beta-adrenergic receptor expressed in mouse L cells is not required for receptor sequestration.

The structural basis for agonist-mediated sequestration and desensitization of the beta-adrenergic receptor (beta AR) was examined by oligonucleotide-directed mutagenesis of the hamster beta AR gene and expression of the mutant genes in mouse L cells. Treatment of these cells with the agonist isoproterenol corresponded to a desensitization of beta AR activity. A mutant receptor that bound agonist but did not couple to adenylate cyclase showed a dramatically reduced sequestration response to agonist stimulation. In contrast, beta AR mutants in which the C-terminus was truncated and/or in which two regions that have been proposed as phosphorylation substrates for cAMP-dependent protein kinase were removed showed normal sequestration responses. These results demonstrate that agonist-mediated sequestration of the beta AR can occur in the absence of the C-terminus of the protein and reveal a strong correlation between effective coupling to Gs and sequestration.[1]

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  1. The carboxyl terminus of the hamster beta-adrenergic receptor expressed in mouse L cells is not required for receptor sequestration. Strader, C.D., Sigal, I.S., Blake, A.D., Cheung, A.H., Register, R.B., Rands, E., Zemcik, B.A., Candelore, M.R., Dixon, R.A. Cell (1987) [Pubmed]
 
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