Decreased stimulatory guanosine triphosphate binding protein in dogs with pressure-overload left ventricular failure

J. P. Longabaugh, D. E. Vatner, S. F. Vatner, C. J. Homcy

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Abstract

Alterations in the level and function of the stimulatory guanyl nucleotide binding protein (G(s)) from the cardiac sarcolemma were examined in a canine model of heart failure. The present study is based on our previous investigations that demonstrated both a loss of β-adrenergic agonist high-affinity binding sites and a decreased adenylate cyclase activity in sarcolemma from failing hearts. Using cholera toxin and [32P]NAD, we labeled the alpha subunit of G(s) (G(sα)) and found a 59% reduction in the level of this protein. Further, a 50% reduction in G(s) activity was noted in a reconstitution assay utilizing membranes from the mouse S49 lymphoma cell line cyc-, which is deficient in G(s). These data suggest that, in this model of pressure-overload left ventricular failure, the acquired defect in the β-adrenergic receptor/adenylate cyclase system involves a deficiency in the coupling protein G(s). Such an abnormality may explain the decreased adrenergic responsiveness of the failing left ventricle.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)420-424
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Clinical Investigation
Volume81
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes

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