Muscarinic receptor stimulation increases regulators of G-protein signaling 2 mRNA levels through a protein kinase C-dependent mechanism

Ling Song, Patrizia De Sarno, Richard S. Jope

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Abstract

RGS2, a member of the Regulators of G-protein Signaling family, modulates the activity of G-proteins coupled to the phosphoinositide signal transduction system, but little is known about what regulates RGS2. In human neuroblastoma SH-SY5Y cells stimulation of muscarinic receptors by carbachol activates phosphoinositide signaling and also caused a rapid, large, and long lasting increase in RGS2 mRNA levels. Direct activation of protein kinase C also rapidly increased RGS2 mRNA levels. Inhibition of protein kinase C with Ro318220, GF109203x, or Go6976 or down-regulation of protein kinase C inhibited increases in RGS2 mRNA levels induced by carbachol or by the activation of protein kinase C. Blockade of calcium signaling did not alter carbachol-induced increases in RGS2 mRNA levels. Neither activation of epidermal growth factor receptors nor stimulation of cyclic AMP production with forskolin increased RGS2 mRNA levels. Pretreatment with actinomycin D blocked increases in RGS2 mRNA levels but caused a surprisingly small, although statistically significant, partial blockade of protein kinase C- mediated feedback inhibition of carbachol-induced phosphoinositide hydrolysis. Thus, RGS2 mRNA levels are increased by activation of muscarinic receptors coupled to the phosphoinositide signal transduction system through a protein kinase C-dependent mechanism. This action may contribute to negative feedback control of this signaling cascade, but because the small contribution to negative feedback contrasts with the large and prolonged elevations in RGS2 mRNA levels, we speculate that its primary role may be in modulating other signaling components.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)29689-29693
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Biological Chemistry
Volume274
Issue number42
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 15 1999
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology

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