Michaela Havlickova

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The GABA(B) receptor was the first heteromeric G-protein coupled receptor (GPCR) identified. Indeed, both GABA(B1) and GABA(B2) subunits appear necessary to get a functional GABA(B) receptor. Soon after the cloning of both subunits, it was demonstrated that GABA(B2) was required for GABA(B1) to reach the cell surface. However, even a mutated GABA(B1) able(More)
The gamma-aminobutyrate B (GABA(B)) receptor is the first discovered G-protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) that needs two subunits, GB1 and GB2, to form a functional receptor. The GB1 extracellular domain (ECD) binds GABA, and GB2 contains enough molecular determinants for G-protein activation. The precise role of the two subunits in G-protein coupling is(More)
Heptahelical receptor coupling selectivity to G-proteins is controlled by a large contact area that involves several portions of the receptor and each subunit of the G-protein. In the G-protein alpha subunit, the C-terminal 5 residues, the N terminus, and the alpha N-beta 1 and alpha 4-alpha 5 loops play important roles. On the receptor side, both the(More)
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