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Protein kinases comprise one of the most important group of targets for drug discovery research today. Methods to identify novel kinase inhibitors by high-throughput screening have evolved rapidly in recent years. An important aspect is the availability of fluorescent probes that can be applied in a homogeneous, or mix-and-measure, assay format. Here, we(More)
The beta and gamma subunits of the heterotrimeric G proteins remain tightly associated throughout the signaling cycle as the betagamma dimer interacts with Galpha, receptors, and effectors. A coiled-coil structure involving alpha-helical segments at the N termini of the beta and gamma subunits contributes to the dimerization interface and has been(More)
We have identified the N terminus of the beta subunit as an essential domain for G-protein beta gamma assembly. A C-terminal fragment, beta 1-(130-340), fails to bind gamma unless coexpressed with the complementary N-terminal fragment, beta 1-(1-129). Deletion of the N-terminal 33 residues of beta 1, a region identified by computer algorithm to favor(More)
Two splice variants of the 5-HT7 receptor were identified in human brain that differ in the lengths of their intracellular carboxy terminal tail. Identification of the variants of this receptor is of particular interest since the 5-HT7 receptor is known to have a high affinity for a number of antidepressants and is localized in brain regions thought to be(More)
The expression and assembly of particular combinations of beta and gamma subunit isoforms into beta gamma heterodimers may contribute to the specificity of signal transduction mediated by heterotrimeric guanine nucleotide binding regulatory proteins. Using a transient transfection paradigm to examine selectivity in beta gamma heterodimer formation, we find(More)
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