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Gbeta5-RGS complexes co-localize with mGluR6 in retinal ON-bipolar cells
Catherine W. Morgans1; Weiwei Liu2; Theodore G. Wensel2; R. Lane Brown1; Jorge A. Perez-Leon1; Ben Bearnot1; Robert M. Duvoisin1
Source PublicationEuropean Journal of Neuroscience

The time course of G-protein-coupled responses is largely determined by the kinetics of GTP hydrolysis by the G protein a subunit, which is accelerated by interaction with regulator of G-protein signaling (RGS) proteins. Light responses of ON-bipolarcells of the vertebrate retina require rapid inactivation of the G  protein Gao, which is activated in the dark by metabotropic glutamate receptor, mGluR6, in their dendritic tips. It is not yet known, however, which RGS protein(s) might be responsible for rapid inactivation kinetics. By immunofluorescence and co-immunoprecipitation, we have identified complexes of the Gaoselective RGS proteins RGS7 and RGS11, with their obligate binding partner, Gb5, that are localized to the dendritic tips of murine rod and cone ON-bipolar cells, along with mGluR6. Experiments using pre- and post-synaptic markers, and a dissociated bipolar cell preparation, clearly identified the location of these complexes as the ON-bipolar cell dendritic tips and not the adjacent photoreceptor terminals or horizontal cell dendrites. In mice lacking mGluR6, the distribution of RGS11, RGS7 and Gb5 shifts away from the dendritic tips, implying a functional relationship with mGluR6. The precise co-localization of Gb5–RGS7 and Gb5–RGS11 with mGluR6, and the dependence of localization on the presence of mGluR6, suggests that Gb5–RGS7 and Gb5–RGS11 function specifically in the mGluR6 signal transduction pathway, where they may stimulate the GTPase activity of Gao, thus accelerating the ON-bipolar cell light response, in a manner analogous to the acceleration of photoreceptor light responses by the Gb5–RGS9-1 complex.

KeywordMetabotropic Glutamate Receptor Mouse Retina Ribbon Synapse Synaptic Transmission
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WOS Research AreaNeurosciences & Neurology
WOS SubjectNeurosciences
WOS IDWOS:000250940700021
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CollectionFaculty of Health Sciences
Corresponding AuthorCatherine W. Morgans
Affiliation1.Neurological Sciences Institute, Oregon Health and Science University, Beaverton, OR 97006, USA
2.Department of Biochemistry, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
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Catherine W. Morgans,Weiwei Liu,Theodore G. Wensel,et al. Gbeta5-RGS complexes co-localize with mGluR6 in retinal ON-bipolar cells[J]. European Journal of Neuroscience,2007,26(10):2899–2905.
APA Catherine W. Morgans.,Weiwei Liu.,Theodore G. Wensel.,R. Lane Brown.,Jorge A. Perez-Leon.,...&Robert M. Duvoisin.(2007).Gbeta5-RGS complexes co-localize with mGluR6 in retinal ON-bipolar cells.European Journal of Neuroscience,26(10),2899–2905.
MLA Catherine W. Morgans,et al."Gbeta5-RGS complexes co-localize with mGluR6 in retinal ON-bipolar cells".European Journal of Neuroscience 26.10(2007):2899–2905.
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