Purification and characterization of five different alpha subunits of guanine-nucleotide-binding proteins in bovine brain membranes. Their physiological properties concerning the activities of adenylate cyclase and atrial muscarinic K+ channels.
We have purified five different alpha subunits of guanine-nucleotide-binding proteins (G proteins) from bovine brain membranes as active forms bound to guanosine 5'-[gamma-thio]triphosphate (GTP[gamma S]). All the purified alpha subunits were interacted with beta gamma subunits and served as a substrate for pertussin-catalyzed ADP-ribosylation. Based on the… (More)