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Previous work has shown that the GABAA-receptor (GABAA-R) could be phosphorylated by cAMP-dependent protein kinase (PKA), protein kinase C (PKC), and a receptor associated kinase. However, no clear picture has yet emerged concerning the particular subunit/subtypes of the GABAA-R that were phosphorylated by PKA and PKC. In the present report we show that an antibody raised against a 23 amino acid polypeptide corresponding to a sequence in the putative intracellular loop of the beta 1 subunit of the receptor blocks the in vitro phosphorylation of the purified receptor by PKA and PKC. Moreover, N-terminal sequence analysis of the principal phosphopeptide fragment obtained after proteolysis of the receptor yielded a sequence that corresponds to the beta 3 subunit of the receptor. Such data provide additional support for our hypothesis (Browning et al., 1990, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 87:1315-1317) that both PKA and PKC phosphorylate the beta-subunit of the GABAA-R.

Type

Journal article

Journal

Neurochem Res

Publication Date

01/1993

Volume

18

Pages

95 - 100

Keywords

Amino Acid Sequence, Animals, Antibodies, Binding Sites, Cattle, Consensus Sequence, Cyclic AMP, Molecular Sequence Data, Myocardium, Peptide Fragments, Phosphorylation, Protein Kinase C, Protein Kinases, Receptors, GABA-A, Serine Endopeptidases