G Protein Pathways is the first of three volumes examining the nature of heterotrimeric G proteins. The text takes an integrated approach to studying common experimental questions at many different levels related to G proteins. Methods related to G proteins using molecular modeling, systems biology, protein engineering, protein biochemistry, cell biology, and physiology are all accessible in the same volume. The critically acclaimed laboratory standard for more than forty years, Methods in Enzymology is one of the most highly respected publications in the field of biochemistry. Since 1955, each volume has been eagerly awaited, frequently consulted, and praised by researchers and reviewers alike. Now with more than 300 volumes (all of them still in print), the series contains much material still relevant today—truly an essential publication for researchers in all fields of life sciences.


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Table of Contents

Contributors to Volume 343. Preface. Volume in Series. Section I. G Protein-Coupled Receptors. A. Theoretical Evaluation of Receptor Function: Considerations in the Evaluation of Inverse Agonism and Protean Agonism at G Protein-Coupled Receptors, P. Chidiac. Theoretical Implications of Receptor Coupling to Multiple G Proteins Based on Analysis of a Three-State Model, C. Scaramellini and P. Leff. B. Design and Use of Receptor Ligands: Use of Retinal Analogues for the Study of Visual Pigment Function, R.K. Crouch, V. Kefalov, W. Gartner, and M.C. Cornwall. Design and Synthesis of Peptide Antagonists and Inverse Agonists for G Protein-Coupled Receptors, S.M. Cowell, P.M. Balse-Srinivasan, J.M. Ahn, and V.J. Hruby. Design of Peptide Agonists, V.J. Hruby, R.S. Agnes, C. Cai. Design of Nonpeptides from Peptide Ligands for Peptide Receptors, V.J. Hruby, W. Qiu, T. Okayama, and V.A. Soloshonok. Strategies for Mapping the Binding Site of the Serotonin 5-HT2A Receptor, B.J. Ebersole and S.C. Sealfon. C. Structural Characterization of Receptor Proteins: Use of the Substituted Cysteine Accessibility Method to Study the Structure and Function of G Protein-Coupled Receptors, J.A. Javitch, L. Shi, and G. Liapakis. Mass Spectrometric Analysis of G Protein-Coupled Receptors, D.R. Knapp, R.K. Crouch, L.E. Ball, A.K. Gelasco, and Z. Ablonczy. Probing the Higher Order Structure of G protein-Coupled Receptors Using Tethered Cleavage Methods, A.K. Gelasco, R.K. Crouch, and D.R. Knapp. Use of Fluorescence


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