A Gs-coupled purinergic receptor boosts ca 2+ influx and vascular contractility during diabetic hyperglycemia

Maria Paz Prada, Arsalan U. Syed, Olivia R. Buonarati, Gopireddy R. Reddy, Matthew A. Nystoriak, Debapriya Ghosh, Sergi Simó, Daisuke Sato, Kent C. Sasse, Sean M. Ward, Luis F. Santana, Yang K. Xiang, Johannes W. Hell, Madeline Nieves-Cintrón, Manuel F. Navedo

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Elevated glucose increases vascular reactivity by promoting L-type Ca V 1.2 channel (LTCC) activity by protein kinase A (PKA). Yet, how glucose activates PKA is unknown. We hypothesized that a G s -coupled P2Y receptor is an upstream activator of PKA mediating LTCC potentiation during diabetic hyperglycemia. Experiments in apyrase-treated cells suggested involvement of a P2Y receptor underlying the glucose effects on LTTCs. Using human tissue, expression for P2Y 11 , the only G s -coupled P2Y receptor, was detected in nanometer proximity to Ca V 1.2 and PKA. FRET-based experiments revealed that the selective P2Y 11 agonist NF546 and elevated glucose stimulate cAMP production resulting in enhanced PKA-dependent LTCC activity. These changes were blocked by the selective P2Y11 inhibitor NF340. Comparable results were observed in mouse tissue, suggesting that a P2Y 11 -like receptor is mediating the glucose response in these cells. These findings established a key role for P2Y 11 in regulating PKA-dependent LTCC function and vascular reactivity during diabetic hyperglycemia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere42214
StatePublished - Mar 1 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)


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