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beta-Arrestin1 mediates nicotinic acid-induced flushing, but not its antilipolytic effect, in mice.
(J Clin Invest, 2009-05)
Nicotinic acid is one of the most effective agents for both lowering triglycerides and raising HDL. However, the side effect of cutaneous flushing severely limits patient compliance. As nicotinic acid stimulates the GPCR ...
When 7 transmembrane receptors are not G protein-coupled receptors.
(J Clin Invest, 2005-11)
Classically, 7 transmembrane receptors transduce extracellular signals by coupling to heterotrimeric G proteins, although recent in vitro studies have clearly demonstrated that they can also signal via G protein-independent ...
The kinase Grk2 regulates Nedd4/Nedd4-2-dependent control of epithelial Na+ channels.
(Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 2004-08-10)
Epithelial Na(+) channels mediate the transport of Na across epithelia in the kidney, gut, and lungs and are required for blood pressure regulation. They are inhibited by ubiquitin protein ligases, such as Nedd4 and Nedd4-2, ...
Smoothened signal transduction is promoted by G protein-coupled receptor kinase 2.
(Mol Cell Biol, 2006-10)
Deregulation of the Sonic hedgehog pathway has been implicated in an increasing number of human cancers. In this pathway, the seven-transmembrane (7TM) signaling protein Smoothened regulates cellular proliferation ...
Trafficking of G protein-coupled receptors.
(Circ Res, 2006-09-15)
G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) play an integral role in the signal transduction of an enormous array of biological phenomena, thereby serving to modulate at a molecular level almost all components of human biology. ...
An interview with Professor Robert J. Lefkowitz, M.D. Interview by Vicki Glaser.
(Assay Drug Dev Technol, 2003-04)
Robert J. Lefkowitz, M.D., is James B. Duke Professor of Medicine and Professor of Biochemistry at the Duke University Medical Center. He has been an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute since 1976. Dr. Lefkowitz ...