Differential Coupling of D1 and D5 Dopamine Receptors to Guanine Nucleotide Binding Proteins in Transfected GH4C1 Rat Somatomammotrophic Cells

Kazuhiro Kimura, Shifra Sela, Claudia Bouvier, David K. Grandy, Anita Sidhu

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    Abstract: D1 and D5 dopamine receptor genes, stably expressed in GH4C1 rat somatomammotrophic cells, display identical binding values and stimulate adenylate cyclase. Approximately 60% of D1 receptors were in the agonist high‐affinity state and were converted to the low‐affinity state by 100 µM guanyl‐5′‐ylimidodiphosphate [Gpp(NH)p]. Of the 48% of D5 receptors in the high‐affinity state, only half were modulated by 100 µM Gpp(NH)p; in the presence of the G protein activator, AlF4, the high‐affinity sites of D5 receptors were abolished by Gpp(NH)p, suggesting tight coupling between D5 receptors and G proteins. The high‐affinity sites of D1, but not D5, receptors were reduced after pertussis toxin treatment of cells. Thus, whereas D1 receptors in GH4C1 cells couple to both Gs, the G stimulatory protein, and a pertussis toxin‐sensitive G protein, D5 receptors couple to Gs and a pertussis toxin‐insensitive G protein. Neither D1 nor D5 receptors were able to stimulate phosphoinositide metabolism in these cells. The ability of D5, but not D1, receptors to couple to novel G proteins may be significant in assigning a functional role for these receptors.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)2118-2124
    Number of pages7
    JournalJournal of neurochemistry
    Issue number5
    StatePublished - May 1995


    • Cell transfection
    • Dopamine receptor
    • G protein
    • High‐affinity binding sites
    • Pertussis toxin

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Biochemistry
    • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience


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