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E. 556 7/3/06 4:06 pm Page 35 Cellular and biological effects of AT2R activation 35 Experiments in AT2R knockout mice Several papers have been published trying to elucidate AT2R function by performing experiments in AT2R knockout mice. 1, compiled from Widdop et al15 and Levy,35 summarizes these partly conflicting results. 36 Consistent with this hypothesis it appears that the beneficial effects of AT2R activation are more pronounced in the FVB/N strain, whereas the C57BL/6 strain seems to be associated with more deleterious effects of AT2R activation.
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1,2 Interestingly, the AT2R exhibits some unusual features. e. 1 Direct physical interaction partners of the AT2R. partners to clearly analyze regulatory cascades and networks. 5 The caveats against such a unimodular function of PLZF are discussed below. Furthermore, p85␣ PI3K depends for its activation on growth factors such as EGF, FGF, or IGF4,5 indicating that not AT2R alone is responsible for the observed effects. 10 However, SHP-1 association with the AT2R and SHP-1 activation required the presence of G␣s alone, rather than the G␣␤␥ heterotrimer.