Abla Benleulmi-Chaachoua

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The formation of G protein (heterotrimeric guanine nucleotide-binding protein)-coupled receptor (GPCR) heteromers enables signaling diversification and holds great promise for improved drug selectivity. Most studies of these oligomerization events have been conducted in heterologous expression systems, and in vivo validation is lacking in most cases, thus(More)
G-protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) are the largest family of integral membrane receptors with key roles in regulating signaling pathways targeted by therapeutics, but are difficult to study using existing proteomics technologies due to their complex biochemical features. To obtain a global view of GPCR-mediated signaling and to identify novel components of(More)
G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) are, with approximately 800 members, among the most abundant membrane proteins in humans. They are responding to a plethora of ligands and are involved in the transmission of extracellular signals inside the cell. GPCRs are synthesized in the endoplasmatic reticulum and are then transported to the cell surface where they(More)
Inasmuch as the neurohormone melatonin is synthetically derived from serotonin (5-HT), a close interrelationship between both has long been suspected. The present study reveals a hitherto unrecognized cross-talk mediated via physical association of melatonin MT2 and 5-HT2C receptors into functional heteromers. This is of particular interest in light of the(More)
In mammals, the hormone melatonin is mainly produced by the pineal gland with nocturnal peak levels. Its peripheral and central actions rely either on its intrinsic antioxidant properties or on binding to melatonin MT1 and MT2 receptors, belonging to the G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) super-family. Melatonin has been reported to be involved in many(More)
G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs), also known as seven transmembrane domain-spanning proteins (7TM), play an important role in tissue homeostasis and cellular and hormonal communication. GPCRs are targeted by a large panel of natural ligands such as photons, ions, metabolites, lipids and proteins but also by numerous drugs. Research efforts in the GPCR(More)
Recent proteomic and biochemical evidence indicates that cellular -signaling is organized in protein modules. G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) are privileged entry points for extracellular signals that are transmitted through the plasma membrane into the cell. The adequate cellular response and signaling specificity is regulated by GPCR-associated(More)
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