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Title: Identification and functional characterisation of N-linked glycosylation of the orphan G protein-coupled receptor Gpr176
Authors: Wang, Tianyu
Nakagawa, Shumpei
Miyake, Takahito  kyouindb  KAKEN_id  orcid (unconfirmed)
Setsu, Genzui
Kunisue, Sumihiro
Goto, Kaoru
Hirasawa, Akira  kyouindb  KAKEN_id  orcid (unconfirmed)
Okamura, Hitoshi
Yamaguchi, Yoshiaki  kyouindb  KAKEN_id  orcid (unconfirmed)
Doi, Masao  kyouindb  KAKEN_id  orcid (unconfirmed)
Author's alias: 三宅, 崇仁
平澤, 明
岡村, 均
山口, 賀章
土居, 雅夫
Keywords: Circadian rhythms and sleep
Hormone receptors
Post-translational modifications
Issue Date: 10-Mar-2020
Publisher: Springer Nature
Journal title: Scientific Reports
Volume: 10
Thesis number: 4429
Abstract: G-protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) are important drug targets with diverse therapeutic applications. However, there are still more than a hundred orphan GPCRs, whose protein functions and biochemical features remain unidentified. Gpr176 encodes a class-A orphan GPCR that has a role in circadian clock regulation in mouse hypothalamus and is also implicated in human breast cancer transcriptional response. Here we show that Gpr176 is N-glycosylated. Peptide-N-glycosidase treatment of mouse hypothalamus extracts revealed that endogenous Gpr176 undergoes N-glycosylation. Using a heterologous expression system, we show that N-glycosylation occurs at four conserved asparagine residues in the N-terminal region of Gpr176. Deficient N-glycosylation due to mutation of these residues reduced the protein expression of Gpr176. At the molecular function level, Gpr176 has constitutive, agonist-independent activity that leads to reduced cAMP synthesis. Although deficient N-glycosylation did not compromise this intrinsic activity, the resultant reduction in protein expression was accompanied by attenuation of cAMP-repressive activity in the cells. We also demonstrate that human GPR176 is N-glycosylated. Importantly, missense variations in the conserved N-glycosylation sites of human GPR176 (rs1473415441; rs761894953) affected N-glycosylation and thereby attenuated protein expression and cAMP-repressive activity in the cells. We show that N-glycosylation is a prerequisite for the efficient protein expression of functional Gpr176/GPR176.
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DOI(Published Version): 10.1038/s41598-020-61370-y
PubMed ID: 32157140
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