Reciprocal regulation of the platelet-derived growth factor receptor-beta and G protein-coupled receptor kinase 5 by cross-phosphorylation: effects on catalysis.


Journal Article

Signaling by the platelet-derived growth factor receptor-beta (PDGFRbeta) is diminished when the PDGFRbeta is phosphorylated on seryl residues by G protein-coupled receptor kinase-5 (GRK5), but mechanisms for GRK5 activation by the PDGFRbeta remain obscure. We therefore tested whether the PDGFRbeta is able to tyrosine-phosphorylate and thereby activate GRK5. Purified GRK5 was tyrosine-phosphorylated by the wild-type PDGFRbeta to a stoichiometry of 0.8 mol phosphate/mol GRK5, an extent approximately 5 times greater than observed with a Y857F PDGFRbeta mutant that fails to phosphorylate exogenous substrates but autophosphorylates and activates Src normally. The degree of PDGFRbeta-mediated phosphorylation of GRK5 correlated with GRK5 activity, as assessed by seryl phosphorylation of the PDGFRbeta in purified protein preparations, in intact cells expressing a tyrosine-to-phenylalanine GRK5 mutant, and in GRK5 peptide phosphorylation assays. However, tyrosyl phosphorylation of GRK5 was not necessary for GRK5-mediated phosphorylation of the beta(2)-adrenergic receptor, even though beta(2)-adrenergic receptor activation promoted tyrosyl phosphorylation of GRK5 in smooth muscle cells. Phosphorylation of the PDGFRbeta by GRK5 in smooth muscle cells or in purified protein preparations reduced PDGFRbeta-mediated peptide phosphorylation. In contrast, phosphorylation of GRK5 by the PDGFRbeta enhanced the V(max) of GRK5-mediated peptide phosphorylation, by 3.4-fold, without altering the GRK5 K(M) for peptide. We conclude that GRK5 tyrosyl phosphorylation is required for the activation of GRK5 by the PDGFRbeta, but not by the beta(2)-adrenergic receptor, and that by activating GRK5, the PDGFRbeta triggers its own desensitization.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Cai, X; Wu, J-H; Exum, ST; Oppermann, M; Premont, RT; Shenoy, SK; Freedman, NJ

Published Date

  • March 2009

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 75 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 626 - 636

PubMed ID

  • 19092051

Pubmed Central ID

  • 19092051

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1521-0111

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1124/mol.108.050278


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States