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Advances in Adrenergic Receptor Biology by Qin Wang

By Qin Wang

This quantity of present issues in Membranes makes a speciality of Adrenergic Receptor Biology, starting with a evaluation of prior successes and historic views then extra discussing present basic traits in adrenic receptor reports in quite a few contexts. This ebook additionally contains discussions of the function and dating of adrenergic receptors to diversified structures and illnesses, developing Adrenergic Receptor Biology as a wanted, useful reference for researchers.

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These interactions may be direct or they may be mediated by shared scaffolding proteins such as AKAPs and PDZ proteins (reviewed in Dai, Hall, & Hell, 2009). The potential implications of direct interactions will be discussed in more detail below. 30 Glazkova et al. D. Interactions with G Proteins and Effector Molecules A number of studies have examined the dynamics of interaction between GPCRs and heterotrimeric G proteins. , 2008). These studies also validated the use of tagged G proteins at different conformational vantage points and showed that agonists could either increase or decrease resonance energy transfer depending on the orientation of the distinct donor/acceptor positions in the same molecules.

Since then, a combination of RET and copurification approaches has become the gold standard for demonstrating GPCR dimerization (see Petrin & Hebert, 2010 for review). What has been missing in most studies of receptor homodimerization, or homo-oligomerization for that matter, is an obvious function. It was demonstrated that mutating residues in TM VI, predicted to be important for dimerization of the b2AR, also reduced the surface trafficking of the receptor suggesting that dimerization was an early event in receptor biosynthesis (Salahpour, Angers, Mercier, Lagace, Marullo, & Bouvier, 2004).

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