Identification of a Gs-protein coupling domain to the beta-adrenoceptor using site-specific synthetic peptides. Carboxyl terminus of Gs alpha is involved in coupling to beta-adrenoceptors.

Competition between Gs-protein and the synthetic peptide, GSA 379-394, derived from the carboxyl-terminal region of the alpha s-subunit, led to complete inhibition of receptor-mediated adenylate cyclase activation in turkey erythrocyte membranes. Related peptides corresponding to the homologous carboxyl-terminal region of alpha t-, alpha il- or alpha o… CONTINUE READING