ZFIN ID: ZDB-PUB-001221-17
Binding properties of three neuropeptide Y receptor subtypes from zebrafish: comparison with mammalian Y1 receptors
Berglund, M.M., Lundell, I., Cabrele, C., Serradeil-Le Gal, C., Beck-Sickinger, A.G., and Larhammar, D.
Date: 2000
Source: Biochemical pharmacology   60(12): 1815-1822 (Journal)
Registered Authors: Larhammar, Dan
Keywords: alanine scan; G-protein-coupled receptor; neuropeptide Y (NPY); peptide YY (PYY); binding; zebrafish
MeSH Terms:
  • Amino Acid Sequence
  • Animals
  • CHO Cells
  • Cricetinae
  • Humans
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Peptide Fragments/metabolism
  • Receptors, Neuropeptide Y/chemistry
  • Receptors, Neuropeptide Y/classification
  • Receptors, Neuropeptide Y/metabolism*
  • Sequence Homology, Amino Acid
  • Zebrafish
PubMed: 11108796 Full text @ Biochem. Pharmacol.
Neuropeptide Y (NPY) and peptide YY (PYY) are two related 36-amino-acid peptides found in all vertebrates and are involved in many physiological processes. Five receptor subtypes have been cloned in mammals (Y1, Y2, Y4, Y5, and y6). We have recently cloned three NPY/PYY receptor subtypes in zebrafish, called Ya, Yb, and Yc. Here we report on a direct comparison of the pharmacological properties of these three receptors in vitro using porcine NPY with alanine substitutions in positions 33-36 as ligands and three analogues with internal deletions: [Ahx(8-20)]NPY, [Ahx(8-20), Pro(34)]NPY, and [Ahx(5-24)]NPY. In all cases, the zYc receptor was the most sensitive to the modifications of the NPY molecule and zYa was the least sensitive (except for the Arg --> Ala replacement at position 33). Our data identified zYa as a receptor that can bind ligands specific for Y1, Y2, and Y4 receptors, while zYb and zYc were more Y1-like. All peptides with internal deletions bound to the zYa receptor with affinities similar to that of intact pNPY. Neither the Y1-selective antagonists BIBP3226 and SR120819A nor the Y2-selective BIIE0246 bound to any of the zebrafish receptors, although the amino acids identified as important for BIBP3226 binding were almost completely conserved. These results may prove helpful in molecular modeling of the three-dimensional receptor structure.