G protein

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G protein

A cellular protein activated by the binding of an intercellular signal to its receptor on the cell membrane; the G-protein then activates the enzyme adenyl cyclase within the cell, triggering the formation of cyclic AMP and a stereotyped response.
See also: protein
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Many receptors for hormones, neurotransmitters, neuropeptides, chemokines, and autocrine and paracrine signaling molecules interact with heterotrimeric G proteins to exert their actions on target cells [1]; these receptors are considered G protein coupled receptors (GPCRs) [2].
The contract is for applying RuiYi's iCAPS (Intermembranous Antigen Presenting System) technology to develop new monoclonal antibodies with specific binding to G protein coupled receptors, in order to investigate the biological function and structure of G protein coupled receptors.
Signal transduction via G protein coupled receptors in the light of rhodopsin structure determination.
Promics' technology focuses on developing drugs that target C5a and G protein coupled receptors, critically important receptors found in most parts of the body.
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