RGS7 attenuates signal transduction through the G(alpha q) family of heterotrimeric G proteins in mammalian cells.


The RGS proteins are a recently discovered family of G protein regulators that have been shown to act as GTPase-activating proteins (GAPs) on the G(alpha i) and G(alpha q) subfamilies of the heterotrimeric G proteins. Here, we demonstrate that RGS7 is a potent GAP in vitro on G(alpha i1), and G(alpha o) heterotrimeric proteins and that RGS7 acts to down… (More)