Kelsey Augustin

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The heterotrimeric G-protein complex is minimally composed of Gα, Gβ, and Gγ subunits. In the classic scenario, the G-protein complex is the nexus in signaling from the plasma membrane, where the heterotrimeric G-protein associates with heptahelical G-protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs), to cytoplasmic target proteins called effectors. Although a number of(More)
The oxytocin receptor (OTR) is part of an ancient hormone system expressed in diverse phyla in relation to acute reproductive smooth muscle responses, such as egg-laying, birth, or milk letdown. The regulation of the OTR gene, while correlating with steroid levels in vivo, remains elusive. There appear to be both inhibitory and stimulatory influences acting(More)
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