Search for dissertations about: "G-protein"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 234 swedish dissertations containing the word G-protein.

  1. 1. Molecular simulations of G protein-coupled receptors : A journey into structure-based ligand design and receptor function

    Author : Pierre Matricon; Jens Carlsson; Bjørn Olav Brandsdal; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; G Protein-Coupled Receptor; Molecular Dynamics Simulations; Free Energy Perturbation; Ligand Binding; Fragment-Based Lead Discovery; Molecular Docking Screens; Homology Modeling; GPCR Activation Mechanism; Biology with specialization in Molecular Biotechnology; Biologi med inriktning mot molekylär bioteknik;

    Abstract : The superfamily of G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) contains a large number of important drug targets. These cell surface receptors recognize extracellular signaling molecules, which stimulates intracellular pathways that play major roles in human physiology. READ MORE

  2. 2. Alpha-2 Adrenergic Receptors and Signal Transduction : Effector Output in Relation to G-Protein Coupling and Signalling Cross-Talk

    Author : Johnny Näsman; Peter Evans; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Physiology and anatomy; Adrenergic; receptor; G-protein; adenylyl cyclase; cAMP; calcium; cross-talk; Fysiologi och anatomi; Physiology and pharmacology; Fysiologi och farmakologi; Physiology; fysiologi;

    Abstract : The alpha-2 adrenergic receptor (α2-AR) subfamily includes three different subtypes, α2A-, α2B- and α2C-AR, all believed to exert their function through heterotrimeric Gi/o-proteins. The present study was undertaken in order to investigate subtype differences in terms of cellular response and to explore other potential signalling pathways of α2-ARs. READ MORE

  3. 3. Free energy calculations of G protein-coupled receptor modulation : New methods and applications

    Author : Willem Jespers; Hugo Gutiérrez-de-Terán; Johan Åqvist; Jonathan Essex; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURAL SCIENCES; G protein-coupled receptor; adenosine receptor; molecular dynamics; free energy perturbation; homology modeling; computer simulations; conformational selectivity; binding free energy.; Biology with specialization in Molecular Biotechnology; Biologi med inriktning mot molekylär bioteknik;

    Abstract : G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) are membrane proteins that transduce the signals of extracellular ligands, such as hormones, neurotransmitters and metabolites, through an intracellular response via G proteins. They are abundant in human physiology and approximately 34% of the marketed drugs target a GPCR. READ MORE

  4. 4. Classification, Evolution, Pharmacology and Structure of G protein-coupled Receptors

    Author : Malin C Lagerström; Helgi B. Schiöth; Robert Fredriksson; Anthony J. Harmar; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Pharmacology; Classification; Structure; Pharmacology; Evolution; G protein-coupled receptor; Farmakologi; Pharmacological research; Farmakologisk forskning;

    Abstract : G protein-coupled receptors (GPCR) are integral membrane proteins with seven α-helices that translate a remarkable diversity of signals into cellular responses. The superfamily of GPCRs is among the largest and most diverse protein families in vertebrates. READ MORE

  5. 5. Theoretical Studies of G-Protein-Coupled Receptors

    Author : Xianqiang Sun; Yaoquan Tu; Lennart Nilsson; KTH; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; Biologisk fysik; Biological Physics;

    Abstract : The family of G-protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) contains the largest number of drug targets in the human body, with more than a quarter of the clinically used drugs targeting them. Because of the important roles GPCRs play in the human body, the mechanisms of activation of GPCRs or ligands binding to GPCRs have captivated much research interest since the discovery of GPCRs. READ MORE