PUBLICATION

Feedback Control of the Gpr161-Gαs-PKA axis contributes to basal Hedgehog repression in zebrafish

Authors
Tschaikner, P., Regele, D., Röck, R., Salvenmoser, W., Meyer, D., Bouvier, M., Geley, S., Stefan, E., Aanstad, P.
ID
ZDB-PUB-210204-4
Date
2021
Source
Development (Cambridge, England)   148(4): (Journal)
Registered Authors
Meyer, Dirk
Keywords
Cilia, Gpr161, Hedgehog signalling, PKA, Zebrafish
MeSH Terms
  • Animals
  • Biological Evolution
  • Cilia/metabolism
  • Cyclic AMP-Dependent Protein Kinases/genetics
  • Cyclic AMP-Dependent Protein Kinases/metabolism*
  • Embryonic Development/genetics
  • Feedback, Physiological*
  • Hedgehog Proteins/genetics
  • Hedgehog Proteins/metabolism*
  • Mutation
  • Phenotype
  • Receptors, G-Protein-Coupled/genetics
  • Receptors, G-Protein-Coupled/metabolism*
  • Signal Transduction*
  • Zebrafish/physiology*
PubMed
33531430 Full text @ Development
Abstract
Hedgehog (Hh) ligands act as morphogens to direct patterning and proliferation during embryonic development. Protein kinase A (PKA) is a central negative regulator of Hh signalling, and in the absence of Hh ligands, PKA activity prevents inappropriate expression of Hh target genes. The orphan G-protein coupled receptor Gpr161 contributes to the basal Hh repression machinery by activating PKA. Gpr161 acts as an A-kinase-anchoring protein, and is itself phosphorylated by PKA, but the functional significance of PKA phosphorylation of Gpr161 in the context of Hh signalling remains unknown. Here we show that loss of Gpr161 in zebrafish leads to constitutive activation of medium and low, but not maximal level Hh target gene expression. Further, we find that PKA phosphorylation-deficient forms of Gpr161, which we show directly couples to Gαs, display an increased sensitivity to Shh, resulting in excess high-level Hh signalling. Our results suggest that PKA feedback phosphorylation of Gpr161 may provide a mechanism for fine tuning Gpr161 ciliary localization and PKA activity.
Genes / Markers
Figures
Expression
Phenotype
Mutation and Transgenics
Human Disease / Model Data
Sequence Targeting Reagents
Fish
Antibodies
Orthology
Engineered Foreign Genes
Mapping
Errata and Notes