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Thursday, August 21, 2008

The Structure and Function of G Protein-Coupled Receptors

For those who may wish to understand my and my collaborator's work on the structure and function of G protein-coupled receptors, I’ve provided the following links to the papers that are most important for understanding this work. I like to bunch them into groups of three. First are:

Weber's Law Modeled by the Mathematical Description of a Beam Balance, Mathematical Biosciences 122: 89-94 (1994)

Method for determining drug compositions to prevent desensitization of cellular receptors, US Patent # 5,597,699 (1997)

Activation of G Protein-Coupled Receptors Entails Cysteine Modulation of Agonist Binding, J. Molecular Structure (Theochem), 430/1-3: 57-71 (1998)

The next three papers are:

Compositions to enhance the safety and efficacy of bio-pharmaceutical drugs. US Patent# 6,593,094 (2003)

Optimal Agonist/Antagonist Combinations Maintain Receptor Response by Preventing Rapid Beta-1 adrenergic Receptor Desensitization Intl. J. Pharmacol., 1(2): 122-131, (2005)

Molecular dynamics of a biophysical model for beta-2-adrenergic and G protein-coupled receptor activation Journal of Molecular Graphics and Modelling 25: 396-409 (2006)

1 comment:

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Thank you very much for your ideas to post comments. G-protein coupled receptors is to transmit signals into the cell. These receptors activate G proteins, which proteins respond to a wide range of agonists, including photon, amines, hormones, neurotransmitters and proteins...