Through binding to cholecystokinin (CCK) A receptors, CCK is an important physiologic regulator of both gallbladder contraction and pancreatic enzyme secretion. In this work, we have used a combination of hybridization screening of a cDNA library and polymerase chain reaction to clone a 2.1 kb cDNA which encodes the human gallbladder CCKA receptor. Nucleotide sequence analysis revealed an open reading frame encoding a 428 amino acid protein, with seven putative transmembrane domains and a high degree of homology with the rat CCKA receptor. COS cells transfected with this cDNA clone bound CCK-8 and L-364,718 with high affinities appropriate for the CCKA receptor, and exhibited a transient increase in intracellular calcium in response to CCK. This should provide an important resource for the analysis of the role of this receptor in human physiology and pathophysiology.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications|
|State||Published - May 28 1993|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology