Identification and characterization of a novel family of Drosophila beta-adrenergic-like octopamine G-protein coupled receptors.

@article{Maqueira2005IdentificationAC,
  title={Identification and characterization of a novel family of Drosophila beta-adrenergic-like octopamine G-protein coupled receptors.},
  author={Braudel Maqueira and Heather M Chatwin and Peter D. Evans},
  journal={Journal of neurochemistry},
  year={2005},
  volume={94 2},
  pages={547-60}
}
Insect octopamine receptors carry out many functional roles traditionally associated with vertebrate adrenergic receptors. These include control of carbohydrate metabolism, modulation of muscular tension, modulation of sensory inputs and modulation of memory and learning. The activation of octopamine receptors mediating many of these actions leads to increases in the levels of cyclic AMP. However, to date none of the insect octopamine receptors that have been cloned have been convincingly shown… CONTINUE READING
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