Pharmaceuticals 2011, 4(1), 7-43; doi:10.3390/ph4010007

GPCR Conformations: Implications for Rational Drug Design

1 Department of Chemistry, The University of Memphis, Memphis, TN 38152, USA 2 Christian Brothers High School, 5900 Walnut Grove Road, Memphis, TN 38120, USA
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Received: 24 November 2010; in revised form: 20 December 2010 / Accepted: 21 December 2010 / Published: 23 December 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue GPCR Based Drug Discovery)
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Abstract: G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) comprise a large class of transmembrane proteins that play critical roles in both normal physiology and pathophysiology. These critical roles offer targets for therapeutic intervention, as exemplified by the substantial fraction of current pharmaceutical agents that target members of this family. Tremendous contributions to our understanding of GPCR structure and dynamics have come from both indirect and direct structural characterization techniques. Key features of GPCR conformations derived from both types of characterization techniques are reviewed.
Keywords: G protein-coupled receptor; GPCR; structure; crystallography; NMR; modeling

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Parrill, A.L.; Bautista, D.L. GPCR Conformations: Implications for Rational Drug Design. Pharmaceuticals 2011, 4, 7-43.

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Parrill, Abby L.; Bautista, Debra L. 2011. "GPCR Conformations: Implications for Rational Drug Design." Pharmaceuticals 4, no. 1: 7-43.

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