By Tiina P. Iismaa Ph.D., Trevor J. Biden Ph.D., John Shine Ph.D. (auth.)

ISBN-10: 3662219301

ISBN-13: 9783662219300

ISBN-10: 3662219328

ISBN-13: 9783662219324

This e-book is ready the hot advances within the structural and useful characterization of receptors that impression intracellular signalling occasions via interplay with intracellular GTP-binding proteins (G proteins). Molecular cloning of participants of the G protein-coupled receptor superfamily has complemented pharmacological investigations in offering a recognition of the structural and useful range of those receptors. An elevated realizing of the involvement of specific receptor subtypes in general and pathophysiological techniques represents interesting probabilities for the advance of hugely particular and powerful healing agents.

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218 This is a novel and versatile bioassay which not only allows functional activation of cloned receptors to be analyzed, but also represents a potential means for screening eDNA libraries to allow clones encoding new receptors to be isolated. 2. HOMOLOGY CLONING The conservation of amino acid sequence features seen among members of the G protein-coupled receptor superfamily is reflected at the DNA level and has been used for the isolation of a large number of additional members of the G protein-coupled receptor superfamily.

182 Smaller peptide ligands, on the other hand, may interact with multiple receptor domains. For example, in receptors for the tackykinin peptides substance P, neurokinin A (NKA; substance K) and neurokinin B (NKB; neuromedin K), several extracellular and TM segments contribute to the ligand binding site and in provision of determinants for receptor subtype selectivity. 183 Structural determinants for ligand binding and recognition which have been identified for a number of G proteincoupled receptors are discussed in detail in chapter 3.

The a 1B- and ~ 2 -adrenergic receptor genes are located on murine chromosomes 11 and 19, respectively, but the organization of genes linked to these loci on the murine chromosomes resembles the organization of homologous genes on human chromosome 5. Thus, while chromosomal rearrangement has occurred in the mammalian lineage leading to the mouse, linkage groups have been conserved during evolution of human and murine genomes.

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