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Evidence for heterodimerization and functional interaction of the urotensin II and the angiotensin II type 1 receptors

Nassour, Hassan; Pétrin, Darlaine; Devost, Dominic; Billard, Étienne; Sleno, Rory; Hébert, Terence E et Chatenet, David ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7270-4328 (2024). Evidence for heterodimerization and functional interaction of the urotensin II and the angiotensin II type 1 receptors Cell Signal , vol. ahead , nº 111056. DOI: 10.1016/j.cellsig.2024.111056. (Sous Presse)

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Despite the observation of synergistic interactions between the urotensinergic and angiotensinergic systems, the interplay between the urotensin II receptor (hUT) and the angiotensin II type 1 receptor (hAT1R) in regulating cellular signaling remains incompletely understood. Notably, the putative interaction between hUT and hAT1R could engender reciprocal allosteric modulation of their signaling signatures, defining a unique role for these complexes in cardiovascular physiology and pathophysiology. Using a combination of co-immunoprecipitation, bioluminescence resonance energy transfer (BRET) and FlAsH BRET-based conformational biosensors, we first demonstrated the physical interaction between hUT and hAT1R. Next, to analyze how this functional interaction regulated proximal and distal hUT- and hAT1R-associated signaling pathways, we used BRET-based signaling biosensors and western blots to profile pathway-specific signaling in HEK 293 cells expressing hUT, hAT1R or both. We observed that hUT-hAT1R heterodimers triggered distinct signaling outcomes compared to their respective parent receptors alone. Notably, co-transfection of hUT and hAT1R has no impact on hUII-induced G(q) activation but significantly reduced the potency and efficacy of Ang II to mediate G(q) activation. Interestingly, URP, the second hUT endogenous ligand, produce a distinct signaling signature compared to hUII at hUT-hAT1R. Our results therefore suggest that assembly of hUT with hAT1R might be important for allosteric modulation of outcomes associated with specific hardwired signaling complexes in healthy and disease states. Altogether, our work, which potentially explains the interplay observed in native cells and tissues, validates such complexes as potential targets to promote the design of compounds that can modulate heterodimer function selectively.

Type de document: Article
Mots-clés libres: Angiotensin II; Angiotensin II receptor type 1; Bioluminescence resonance energy transfer; Heterodimerization; Human urotensin II receptor; Urotensin II; Urotensin II-related peptide
Centre: Centre INRS-Institut Armand Frappier
Date de dépôt: 28 janv. 2024 15:06
Dernière modification: 28 janv. 2024 15:06
URI: https://espace.inrs.ca/id/eprint/14159

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