The sequence of arrestins from rod and cone photoreceptors in the frogs Rana catesbeiana and Rana pipiens. Localization of gene transcripts by reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction on isolated photoreceptors.

Members of the arrestin protein family are known to participate in the inactivation of rhodopsin and other heptahelical receptors. Arrestins bind to the activated and phosphorylated state of these receptors, consequently blocking the ability of the receptors to activate the guanine-nucleotide-binding protein (G protein). We have determined the sequences of… CONTINUE READING