Description

G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) transduce signals from a diverse array of endogenous ligands, including ions, amino acids, nucleotides, lipids, peptides, and large glycoprotein hormones. They are also responsible for our sensing of exogenous stimuli, including photons and odorants. GPCRs regulate almost every aspect of our physiological functions. It is estimated that 40% to 50% of currently used therapeutic drugs target GPCRs directly or indirectly. Because the current drugs target only a small portion of the GPCRs, opportunities for targeting the remaining GPCRs is enormous. This volume reviews the latest developments in this rapidly advancing field.

Key Features

* This series provides a forum for discussion of new discoveries, approaches, and ideas
* Contributions from leading scholars and industry experts
* Reference guide for researchers involved in molecular biology and related fields

Readership

Researchers, professors and graduate students in biochemistry, chemistry, molecular biology, biotechnology, and medicine

Table of Contents

1. Diseased G protein-coupled receptors: An Introduction

Ya-Xiong Tao

2. GPR56 and its related diseases

Xianhua Piao and Ze Tian

3. GnRHR mutations and hypogonadotropic hypogonadism

Nicholas de Roux

4. LHR mutations and reproductive disorders

Deborah L. Segaloff

5. FSHR mutations and reproductive disorders

Ya-Xiong Tao and Deborah L. Segaloff

6. V2R mutations and nephrogenic diabetes insipidus

Daniel G. Bichet

7. Calcium-sensing receptor mutations

Geoffrey N. Hendy

8. Diseases caused by prostacyclin receptor mutations

John Hwa and Kathleen A Martin

Details

No. of pages:
192
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2009
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Print ISBN:
9780123747563
Electronic ISBN:
9780080911946

Reviews

PRAISE FOR THE SERIES
"Full of interest not only for the molecular biologist-for whom the numerous references will be invaluable-but will also appeal to a much wider circle of biologists, and in fact to all those who are concerned with the living cell."-British Medical Journal