Prolonged calcitonin receptor signaling by salmon, but not human calcitonin, reveals ligand bias

Kim Vietz Andreassen, Sara Toftegaard Hjuler, Sebastian G B Furness, Patrick M Sexton, Arthur Christopoulos, Olivier Nosjean, Morten Asser Karsdal, Kim Henriksen

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Salmon calcitonin (sCT) and human calcitonin (hCT) are pharmacologically distinct. However, the reason for the differences is unclear. Here we analyze the differences between sCT and hCT on the human calcitonin receptor (CT(a)R) with respect to activation of cAMP signaling, beta-arrestin recruitment, ligand binding kinetics and internalization. The study was conducted using mammalian cell lines heterologously expressing the human CT(a) receptor. CT(a)R downstream signaling was investigated with dose response profiles for cAMP production and beta-arrestin recruitment for sCT and hCT during short term (
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1 - 10
Number of pages10
JournalPLoS ONE
Issue number3 (Art. No: e92042)
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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