Fluorescence resonance energy transfer to probe human M1 muscarinic receptor structure and drug binding properties.

Abstract : Human M1 muscarinic receptor chimeras were designed (i) to allow detection of their interaction with the fluorescent antagonist pirenzepine labelled with Bodipy [558/568], through fluorescence resonance energy transfer, (ii) to investigate the structure of the N-terminal extracellular moiety of the receptor and (iii) to set up a fluorescence-based assay to identify new muscarinic ligands. Enhanced green (or yellow) fluorescent protein (EGFP or EYFP) was fused, through a linker, to a receptor N-terminus of variable length so that the GFP barrel was separated from the receptor first transmembrane domain by six to 33 amino-acids. Five fluorescent constructs exhibit high expression levels as well as pharmacological and functional properties superimposable on those of the native receptor. Bodipy-pirenzepine binds to the chimeras with similar kinetics and affinities, indicating a similar mode of interaction of the ligand with all of them. From the variation in energy transfer efficiencies determined for four different receptor-ligand complexes, relative donor (EGFP)-acceptor (Bodipy) distances were estimated. They suggest a compact architecture for the muscarinic M1 receptor amino-terminal domain which may fold in a manner similar to that of rhodopsin. Finally, this fluorescence-based assay, prone to miniaturization, allows reliable detection of unlabelled competitors.
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Brigitte Ilien, Christelle Franchet, Philippe Bernard, Séverine Morisset, Claire Odile Weill, et al.. Fluorescence resonance energy transfer to probe human M1 muscarinic receptor structure and drug binding properties.. Journal of neurochemistry, 2003, 85 (3), pp.768-78. ⟨hal-02081577⟩

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