Direct binding of G-protein βλ complex to voltage-dependent calcium channels

@article{Waard1997DirectBO,
  title={Direct binding of G-protein $\beta$$\lambda$ complex to voltage-dependent calcium channels},
  author={Michel de Waard and Hongyan Liu and Denise S Walker and Victoria E. Scott and Christina A. Gurnett and Kevin P. Campbell},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1997},
  volume={385},
  pages={446-450}
}
Voltage-dependent Ca2+ channels play a central role in controlling neurotransmitter release at the synapse1,2. They can be inhibited by certain G-protein-coupled receptors, acting by a pathway intrinsic to the membrane3–6. Here we show that this inhibition results from a direct interaction between the G-protein βλ complex and the pore-forming α1 subunits of several types of these channels7. The interaction is mediated by the cytoplasmic linker connecting the first and second transmembrane… 

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