Rhodopsin and G-protein linked receptors [electronic resource] / editor, A.G. Lee.Material type: TextSeries: Biomembranes: v. 2.Publisher: Greenwich, Conn. : JAI Press, 1996Description: 1 online resource : illISBN: 9781559386593; 1559386592Subject(s): Membranes (Biology) | Cell Membrane -- physiology | Membrane Proteins -- physiology | Membranen | Receptoren | Prote�ine-GGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: No titleDDC classification: 571.6/4 LOC classification: QH601 | .B5324 1996ebOnline resources: ScienceDirect
The quantity of information available about membrane proteins is now too large for any one person to be familiar with anything but a very small part of the primary literature. A series of volumes concentrating on molecular aspects of biological membranes therefore seems timely. The hope is that, when complete, these volumes will provide a convenient introduction to the study of a wide range of membrane functions. Application of the techniques of molecular biology has provided the sequences of a very large number of membrane proteins, and has led to the discovery of superfamilies of membrane proteins of related structure. The classic example of the superfamily is the seven helix receptor superfamily, all related in structure to bacteriorhodpsin, and named after the seven trans-membrane a-helices identified in bacteriorhodpsin. This volume explores the structures and functions of this super family.
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
V. 1. General principles -- v. 2. Rhodopsin and G-protein linked receptors (2 v.) -- v. 3. Receptors of cell adhesion and cellular recognitions -- v. 5. ATPases -- v. 6. Transmembrane receptors and channels.