Angiotensin-(1-7) mediated calcium signalling by MAS


  • P. Sureshkumar
  • R.A. Souza dos Santos
  • N. Alenina
  • S. Mergler
  • M. Bader


  • Peptides


  • Peptides 165: 171010


  • The G protein-coupled receptor, MAS, is the receptor of the endogenous ligand, Angiotensin (Ang)-(1-7). It is a promising drug target since the Ang-(1-7)/MAS axis is protective in the cardiovascular system. Therefore, a characterization of MAS signalling is important for developing novel therapeutics for cardiovascular diseases. In this paper, we show that Ang-(1-7) increases intracellular calcium in transiently MAS-transfected HEK293 cells. The calcium influx induced by the activation of MAS is dependent on plasma membrane Ca(2+) channels, phospholipase C, and protein kinase C. Specifically, we could demonstrate that MAS employs non-selective, transient receptor potential channels (TRPs) for calcium entry.