G-proteins


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G-proteins

cell membrane receptor proteins that interact with inflammatory mediators to induce intracellular changes; myasthenia gravis and familial hypercholesterolaemia are both caused by G-protein defects
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D2R acts by ligand-dependent signalling through two major systems: the G-proteins, and the Arrestin proteins (Arr-s).
G-proteins trigger a great many cellular processes.
3) Examples of drugs that act via G-proteins are opioids, ranitidine (used to decrease acid secretion in the stomach), and beta-agonists such as salbutamol and adrenaline.
Shattil led the way in defining the roles of numerous kinases, scaffold proteins, small G-proteins, and exchange factors in outside-in integrin signaling platelets.
discoideum; methods for measuring spatiotemporal dynamics of chemoattractant concentrations, activation of receptors, heterotrimeric G-proteins, small G-protein Ras signaling, and actin cytoskeleton assembly using different imaging techniques; and the use of computer-based quantitative models for addressing the complexity of a signaling network.
Recent studies have indicated that organophosphorus pesticides (OPs) may disrupt metabolism by altering the expression or function of adenylyl cyclase (AC; the enzyme that catalyzes the formation of cAMP from ATP) or G-protein-coupled receptors and G-proteins involved in the AC signaling cascade.
Statins decrease the products of the mevalonate pathway, including geranylgeranylpyrophosphate, which is required for the activity of small G-proteins (3).
the production of aldosterone was previously thought to be solely the result of the activation of G-proteins.
The G-proteins are so named because they can bind the nucleotides GTP and GDP When a neurotransmitter binds to the receptor, the exchange of GTP for GDP at the intracellular side of the protein is accelerated, and this causes the G-protein to separate into two parts (the [alpha]-and [beta]/[gamma]-subunits), which dissociate from the receptor protein.
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As all components of the AC activation pathway (GPCR-s, G-proteins, and AC) are membrane-bound proteins, the signal transduction has to function also in cell membrane preparations.
ASSESSMENT OF THE ROLE OF G-PROTEINS IN REGULATION OF ECDYSTEROIDOGENESIS IN BLUE CRAB (CALLINECTES SAPIDUS) Y-ORGANS.