Spiro Pavlopoulos

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Desensitization of the cannabinoid CB1 receptor is mediated by the interaction with arrestin. In this study, we report the structural changes of a synthetic diphosphorylated peptide corresponding to residues 419-439 of the CB1 C-terminus upon binding to arrestin-2. This segment is pivotal to the desensitization of CB1. Using high-resolution proton NMR, we(More)
Internalization of G-protein-coupled receptors is mediated by phosphorylation of the C-terminus, followed by binding with the cytosolic protein arrestin. To explore structural factors that may play a role in internalization of cannabinoid receptor 1 (CB1), we utilize a phosphorylated peptide derived from the distal C-terminus of CB1 (CB1(5P)(454-473)).(More)
The cannabinoid receptors CB1 and CB2 are family A, G-protein Coupled Receptors that mediate the effects of cannabinoids, a class of compounds that are so named because the first members were isolates of the cannabis plant. In recent history, there has been much anecdotal evidence that the potent and diverse physiological responses produced by these(More)
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