The Journal of the Polish Biochemical Society
and of the Committee of Biochemistry and Biophysics
Polish Academy of Sciences

Acta Biochimica Polonica
Vol. 63 No. 3/2016

Acta Biochimica Polonica
Supplement 2, 2016
BIO 2016 Congress

Acta Biochimica Polonica
Supplement 1, 2016
X Parnas Conference

Selected Review from the Current Issue:

Hypothetical orchestrated cooperation between dopaminergic and kinin receptors for the regulation of common functions

Ibeth Guevara-Lora, Anna Niewiarowska-Sendo, Agnieszka Polit and Andrzej Kozik

The G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs), one of the largest protein families, are essential components of the most commonly used signal-transduction systems in cells. These receptors, often using common pathways, may cooperate in the regulation of signal transmission to the cell nucleus. Recent scientific interests increasingly focus on the cooperation between these receptors, particularly in a context of their oligomerization, e.g. the formation of dimers that are able to change characteristic signaling of each receptor. Numerous studies on kinin and dopamine receptors which belong to this family of receptors have shown new facts demonstrating their direct interactions with other GPCRs. In this review, current knowledge on signaling pathways and oligomerization of these receptors has been summarized. Owing to the fact that kinin and dopamine receptors are widely expressed in cell membranes where they act as mediators of numerous common physiological processes, the information presented here sheds new light on a putative crosstalk of these receptors and provides more comprehensive understanding of possible direct interactions that may change their functions. The determination of such interactions may be useful for the development of new targeted therapeutic strategies against many disorders in which kinin and dopamine receptors are involved.

Acta Biochimica Polonica, 63(3), 387-396, Review, DOI: 10.18388/abp.2016_1366

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