delta-Opioid receptors stimulate ERK1/2 activity in NG108-15 hybrid cells by integrin-mediated transactivation of TrkA receptors.
FEBS Lett. 2008 Oct 15;582(23-24):3325-9
Authors: Eisinger DA, Ammer H
This study demonstrates that activation of delta-opioid receptors (DORs) in neuroblastomaxglioma (NG108-15) hybrid cells by [D-Ala2, D-Leu5]enkephalin (DADLE) and etorphine significantly enhances cell adhesion to fibronectin-coated wells. This effect is blocked by both naloxone and integrin binding RGDT peptides. In addition, cell adhesion turned out to be a prerequisite for DOR-stimulated transactivation of Tropomyosin-related kinase A (TrkA) and extracellular signal-regulated kinases 1/2 (ERK1/2). Because inhibition of TrkA activation by AG879 completely blocked DOR- and integrin-mediated ERK1/2 signaling, the present results indicate that in NG108-15 cells DOR-stimulated ERK1/2 activation is mediated by integrin-induced transactivation of TrkA.
PMID: 18775707 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]