THIS IS A UNDERGRAD LEVEL ESSAY!!! do not focus on what receptors are but on the specific GCPRS mediating the effects of neuropeoptides. and must provide experimental evidence from the papers listed below.
Large, highly complex networks of regulatory proteins control signaling, desensitization,
internalization and recycling of G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs). These regulatory
interactions appear to be particularly important in mediating the effects of neuropeptides.
However, several lines of evidence indicate that interactions between the receptor proteins themselves may also play a major role in these processes.
Please provide an overview and critical evaluation of the experimental evidence supporting a role for receptor-oligomers, both homoand heteromeric, in the regulation of signaling and intracellular trafficking of GPCRs. Place a strong focus on GPCRs mediating the effects of neuropeoptides. Please use the review articles suggested below as starting points for your own literature research. Please also suggest an experiment that would be helpful in supporting your conclusions.
Ulloa-Aguirre and Conn (2009) Targeting of G protein-coupled receptors to the plasma
membrane in health and disease. Front Biosci 14: 973 – 994.
Farran B (2017) An update on the physiological and therapeutic relevance of GPCR oligomers.Pharmacol Res 117: 303-327.
Chini B (2019) Expanding neuropeptide signaling by multiplying receptor functional states and sub-cellular locations. Cell Tissue Res 375: 49-56.
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