Through the experiments described in this thesis, I strived to obtain a better understanding the function of rhodopsin in retinal degeneration and light adaptation. Over 100 rhodopsin mutation alleles have been associated with autosomal dominant retinitis pigmentosa (ADRP), a blindness disorder that affects one in 3000 people globally. These mutations appear to cause photoreceptor cell death through diverse molecular mechanisms. We show that Lys296Glu (K296E), a rhodopsin mutation associated with ADRP, forms a stable complex with arrestin that is toxic to mouse rod photoreceptors. This cell death pathway appears to be conserved from flies to mammals. Accumulation of stable rhodopsin/arrestin complexes in the inner segment may be an important mechanism for triggering cell death in the mammalian photoreceptor cells. Abnormal turnover of rhodopsin mutants could also underlie a mechanism leading to cell death. In order to investigate rhodopsin turnover rate, rhodopsin was tagged with a special ...
Vision requires the photoreceptors in the eye to rapidly respond to changes in light intensity. These processes are accomplished within rod photoreceptors by the visual pigment rhodopsin that initiates a downstream signaling cascade called phototransduction. Rhodopsin is composed of an apoprotein opsin that is covalently bonded with light sensitive 11-cis retinal. Rhodopsin is activated when 11-cis retinal is photoisomerized into all-trans retinal. This isomerization initiates the phototransduction cascade that culminates in a change in current at the plasma membrane. Rhodopsin, once activated ("bleached"), can no longer absorb photons to activate phototransduction, and must be regenerated through the visual cycle. To enable the photoreceptors to respond to rapid changes in light intensities, phototransduction must terminate in a timely manner. Deactivation involves phosphorylation of activated rhodopsin by rhodopsin kinase, and then binding of visual arrestin. Exposing rods to daylight bleaches ...
Rhodopsins are the major photopigments in the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster. Drosophila express six well-characterized Rhodopsins (Rh1-Rh6) with distinct absorption maxima and expression pattern. In 2000, when the Drosophila genome was published, a novel Rhodopsin gene was discovered: Rhodopsin 7 (Rh7). Rh7 is highly conserved among the Drosophila genus and is also found in other arthropods. Phylogenetic trees based on protein sequences suggest that the seven Drosophila Rhodopsins cluster in three different groups. While Rh1, Rh2 and Rh6 form a
Rhodopsin is a member of an ancient class of receptors that transduce signals through their interaction with guanine nucleotide-binding proteins (G proteins). We have mapped the sites of interaction of rhodopsin with its G protein, which by analogy suggests how other members of this class of receptors may interact with their G proteins. Three regions of rhodopsins cytoplasmic surface interact with the rod cell G protein transducin (Gt). These are (i) the second cytoplasmic loop, which connects rhodopsin helices III and IV, (ii) the third cytoplasmic loop, which connects rhodopsin helices V and VI, and (iii) a putative fourth cytoplasmic loop formed by amino acids 310-321, as the carboxyl-terminal sequence emerges from helix VII and anchors to the lipid bilayer via palmitoylcysteines 322 and 323. Evidence for these regions of interaction of rhodopsin and Gt comes from the ability of synthetic peptides comprising these regions to compete with metarhodopsin II for binding to Gt. A spectroscopic ...
To examine whether the glutamic acid at position 181 affects the absorption characteristics of vertebrate rhodopsins, we replaced the glutamic acid with glutamine in bovine rhodopsin (Fig. 4). The replacement caused an ≈10-nm red shift of absorption maximum, but the addition of chloride shifted the maximum back to that of the WT. This absorption maximum of E181Q in the presence of chloride is consistent with a previous report on this mutant (18). In contrast, the E113Q mutant had its absorption maximum at ≈380 nm, and the addition of chloride caused an increase in absorbance at ≈500 nm (Fig. 4). Taken together with the recent rhodopsin structure (30), these results suggested that Glu-181 in bovine rhodopsin is not the counterion but is located near the region including Schiff base to affect absorption characteristics. The electrostatic character of Glu-181 is compensated by the addition of chloride when Glu-181 was replaced with glutamine. Interestingly, the effect of replacement of ...
On the basis of the amino acid sequence of bovine rhodopsin, a series of peptides from the C-terminus (Rhod-4 and Rhod-1) and external loops (Rhod-10) were synthesized. Rabbit antisera to these peptides recognize the rhodopsin molecule in whole retina from 8-week-old normal and affected rcdl (rod/cone-dysplasic) Irish setters (8- and 4-weeks-old). When the rhodopsin content was equalized by using a solid-phase radioimmunoassay, the reaction with anti-peptide antisera to the C-terminal octapeptide (residues 341-348) is severely decreased in the rcdl-dog retinas. The results of mixing experiments suggest that this is not due to proteolytic clipping of the rhodopsin C-terminus from the affected dogs. Treatment of retinas with 1.0 mM-NaF, a phosphatase inhibitor, or pretreatment with alkaline and acid phosphatases does alter the reaction of the rhodopsin with anti-rhodopsin antisera. This suggests that the decreased reaction of the affected rhodopsin with the anti-peptide antisera may partially ...
Rhodopsin, the light-sensing molecule in the outer segments of rod photoreceptors, is responsible for converting light into neuronal signals in a process known as phototransduction. After absorbing a photon, rhodopsin undergoes conformational changes with a dramatic shift in its absorption spectrum: the maximum absorption peak shifts from 500 nm to 380 nm. This absorption change, known as rhodopsin photo-bleaching, provides a contrast to image rhodopsin. We report a novel 3-D retinal densitometry technique based on visible-light OCT for in vivo molecular imaging of rhodopsin. The system uses a light source centered at 532 nm closing to the peak absorption wavelength. With a bandwidth of 9.3 nm the system achieved a depth resolution of 13 micro-meters in air. The depth resolution allows the visualization and segmentation of the location where the absorption change occurs and provides an accurate assessment of rhodopsin content.. ...
Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) is a heterogeneous group of inherited eye diseases that is typified by initial night blindness and loss of peripheral vision and eventually culminates into total blindness. This retinal disorder afflicts around 1 in 4000 people worldwide. Mutations in the carboxyl-terminus of rhodopsin have been linked to autosomal dominant RP (ADRP). In this study, we have investigated two truncated rhodopsin mutants, S334ter and Q344ter. Both mutants have demonstrated that the presence of the QVAPA domain is necessary for proper rhodopsin localization and ROS formation. However, the retention of the phosphorylation sites in the Q344ter (and not in the S334ter) has allowed us to demonstrate the light-activation capability of mislocalized rhodopsin. More pertinent to ADRP patients, the retention of these phosphorylation sites in Q344ter also contributes to light-accelerated retinal degeneration through a mechanism first described in Drosophila, the accumulation of the rhodopsin/arrestin ...
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Cattle rhodopsin can be highly oriented by shearing a wet paste of digitonin micelles of this visual pigment between two quartz slides. This orients the rhodopsin micelles so that their chromophores lie mainly parallel to the direction of shear. In such preparations the orientation of rhodopsin and intermediates of its bleaching by light have been measured with plane-polarized light from -195°C to room temperature. The chromophore maintains essentially the same orientation as in rhodopsin in all the intermediates of bleaching: bathorhodopsin (prelumirhodopsin), lumirhodopsin, and metarhodopsins I and II. When, however, the retinaldehyde chromophore is hydrolyzed from opsin in the presence of hydroxylamine, the retinaldehyde oxime that results rotates so as to lie mainly across the direction of shear. That is, the retinal oxime, though free, orients itself upon the oriented matrix of the opsin-digitonin micelles. These experiments show the rhodopsin-digitonin micelle to be markedly asymmetric, ...
PURPOSE: The interpretation of genetic information has always been challenging, but next-generation sequencing produces data on such a vast scale that many more variants of uncertain pathogenicity will be found. We exemplify this issue with reference to human rhodopsin, in which pathogenic mutations can lead to autosomal dominant retinitis pigmentosa. METHODS: Rhodopsin variants, with unknown pathogenicity, were found in patients by next-generation and Sanger sequencing and a multidisciplinary approach was used to determine their functional significance. RESULTS: Four variants in rhodopsin were identified: F45L, P53R, R69H, and M39R, with the latter two substitutions being novel. We investigated the cellular transport and photopigment function of all four human substitutions and found that the F45L and R69H variants behave like wild-type and are highly unlikely to be pathogenic. By contrast, P53R (a de novo change) and M39R were retained in the endoplasmic reticulum with significantly reduced
PURPOSE: The interpretation of genetic information has always been challenging, but next-generation sequencing produces data on such a vast scale that many more variants of uncertain pathogenicity will be found. We exemplify this issue with reference to human rhodopsin, in which pathogenic mutations can lead to autosomal dominant retinitis pigmentosa. METHODS: Rhodopsin variants, with unknown pathogenicity, were found in patients by next-generation and Sanger sequencing and a multidisciplinary approach was used to determine their functional significance. RESULTS: Four variants in rhodopsin were identified: F45L, P53R, R69H, and M39R, with the latter two substitutions being novel. We investigated the cellular transport and photopigment function of all four human substitutions and found that the F45L and R69H variants behave like wild-type and are highly unlikely to be pathogenic. By contrast, P53R (a de novo change) and M39R were retained in the endoplasmic reticulum with significantly reduced
Purpose: : The arrestin-receptor interaction is a complex multi-step process. Arrestins undergo global conformational changes upon binding to their cognate receptors, but the conformation of active, receptor-bound arrestins remains unknown. We identified arrestin-1 elements engaged by different functional forms of rhodopsin and the conformational changes induced by receptor binding. Methods: : We used solution nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy of 15N-labeled arrestin-1, free and in the presence of light activated (Rh*), phosphorylated light activated rhodopsin (P-Rh*), and phospho-opsin (P-Ops) in bicelles. Results: : Solution NMR was used to assign ~40% of arrestin-1 backbone resonances. Native rhodopsin-containing disc membranes are too large for NMR, whereas detergents that solubilize rhodopsin denature arrestin-1. Bicelles, where bilayered lipid discs are edge-stabilized by detergent, provide a native membrane-like environment for rhodopsin and preserve arrestin-1 structure and ...
To study the course of photoreceptor cell death and macro and microglial reactivity in two rat models of retinal degeneration with different etiologies. Retinas from P23H-1 (rhodopsin mutation) and Royal College of Surgeon (RCS, pigment epithelium malfunction) rats and age-matched control animals (Sprague-Dawley and Pievald Viro Glaxo, respectively) were cross-sectioned at different postnatal ages (from P10 to P60) and rhodopsin, L/M- and S- opsin, ionized calcium-binding adapter molecule 1 (Iba1), glial fibrillary acid protein (GFAP), and proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA) proteins were immunodetected. Photoreceptor nuclei rows and microglial cells in the different retinal layers were quantified.Photoreceptor degeneration starts earlier and progresses quicker in P23H-1 than in RCS rats. In both models, microglial cell activation occurs simultaneously with the initiation of photoreceptor death while GFAP over-expression starts later. As degeneration progresses, the numbers of microglial cells
Microbial rhodopsins and G-protein coupled receptors (GPCRs, which include animal rhodopsins) are two distinct (super) families of heptahelical (7TM) membrane proteins that share obvious structural similarities but no significant sequence similarity. Comparison of the recently solved high-resolution structures of the sodium-translocating bacterial rhodopsin and various Na+-binding GPCRs revealed striking similarity of their sodium-binding sites. This similarity allowed us to construct a structure-guided sequence alignment for the two (super)families, which highlighted their evolutionary relatedness. Our analysis supports a common underlying molecular mechanism for both families that involves a highly conserved aromatic residue playing a pivotal role in rotation of the 6th transmembrane helix. This article was reviewed by Oded Beja, G. P. S. Raghava and L. Aravind.
Here we suggest that endoplasmic reticulum (ER)-stress may be induced following aberrant rhodopsin accumulation in photoreceptors in explanted rat retinas. Rhodopsin accumulation was accompanied by increased phosphorylation of pancreatic ER-kinase and eukaryotic initiator factor 2α as well as increased levels of C/EBP homologous protein, glucose-regulated protein 78 and eventually increased cleaved caspase-12 and cleaved caspase-3. Glucose-regulated protein 78, pancreatic ER-kinase, caspase-12 and cleaved caspase-3 were present in photoreceptors, indicating that ER-stress and apoptosis are induced in this cell population. These results suggest that ER-stress and subsequent apoptosis is induced in healthy photoreceptors, presumably by aberrant accumulation of rhodopsin and the phosphorylation of eukaryotic initiator factor 2α. The explant culture system may allow investigations of neuroprotective strategies.. ...
... (opsin 2, rod pigment) (retinitis pigmentosa 4, autosomal dominant) Sensory rhodopsin II (rainbow colored) embedded in a lipid bilayer
(2015) Soubias et al. Biophysical Journal. Abstract Lipid composition of the membrane and rhodopsin packing density strongly modulate the early steps of the visual response of photoreceptor membranes. In this study, lipid-order and bovine rhodopsin function in proteoliposomes composed of the sn-1...
Publisher: American Society for Microbiology.. Date Issued: 2015-06-08. Abstract: Rhodopsin-encoding microorganisms are common in many environments. However, knowing that rhodopsin genes are present provides little insight into how the host cells utilize light. The genome of the freshwater actinobacterium, Rhodoluna lacicola encodes a rhodopsin of the uncharacterized actinorhodopsin family. We hypothesized that actinorhodopsin was a light-activated proton pump, and confirmed this by heterologously expressing R. lacicola actinorhodopsin in retinal-producing Escherichia coli. However, cultures of R. lacicola did not pump protons, even though actinorhodopsin mRNA and protein were both detected. Proton pumping in R. lacicola was induced by providing exogenous retinal, suggesting that the cells lacked the retinal cofactor. We used HPLC and oxidation of accessory pigments to confirm that R. lacicola does not synthesize retinal. These results suggest that in some organisms, the actinorhodopsin gene is ...
Activation of GPCRs (G-protein-coupled receptors) leads to conformational changes that ultimately initiate signal transduction. Activated GPCRs transiently combine with and activate heterotrimeric G-proteins resulting in GTP replacement of GDP on the G-protein α subunit. Both the detailed structural changes essential for productive GDP/GTP exchange on the G-protein α subunit and the structure of the GPCR-G-protein complex itself have yet to be elucidated. Nevertheless, transient GPCR-G-protein complexes can be trapped by nucleotide depletion, yielding an empty-nucleotide G-protein-GPCR complex that can be isolated. Whereas early biochemical studies indicated formation of a complex between G-protein and activated receptor only, more recent results suggest that G-protein can bind to pre-activated states of receptor or even couple transiently to non-activated receptor to facilitate rapid responses to stimuli. Efficient and reproducible formation of physiologically relevant, conformationally ...
Figure 1. Kinetic analysis of ribozyme Rz397. A: Hammerhead ribozyme 397 was designed to cleave following residue 397 in dog rhodopsin mRNA and in the analogous position (333) in mouse rhodopsin mRNA. B: Using an oligonucleotide substrate in tenfold excess of ribozyme, Rz397 reached a cleavage plateau at approximately 10 min in 5 mM MgCl2. The data points are from duplicate determinations that varied by less than 10%. C: Using 10 nM ribozyme, kobs was measured as a function of substrate concentration (from 0.1 to 15 μM). The data points are the average of duplicate determinations that varied by less than 10%. The Vmax was determined to be 19.5 nM/min and the KM was 910 nM using a double reciprocal plot of these data (not shown).. ...
The photoreceptors in Drosophila express a variety of rhodopsin isoforms. The R1-R6 photoreceptor cells express Rhodopsin1 (Rh1) which absorbs blue light (480 nm). The R7 and R8 cells express a combination of either Rh3 or Rh4 which absorb UV light (345 nm and 375 nm), and Rh5 or Rh6 which absorb blue (437 nm) and green (508 nm) light respectively. Each rhodopsin molecule consists of an opsin protein covalently linked to a carotenoid chromophore, 11-cis-3-hydroxyretinal. [12]. As in vertebrate vision, visual transduction in invertebrates occurs via a G protein-coupled pathway. However, in vertebrates the G protein is transducin, while the G protein in invertebrates is Gq (dgq in Drosophila). When rhodopsin (Rh) absorbs a photon of light its chromophore, 11-cis-3-hydroxyretinal, is isomerized to all-trans-3-hydroxyretinal. Rh undergoes a conformational change into its active form, metarhodopsin. Metarhodopsin activates Gq, which in turn activates a phospholipase Cβ (PLCβ) known as NorpA.. PLCβ ...
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Sensory systems with high discriminatory power use neurons that express only one of several alternative sensory receptor proteins. This exclusive receptor gene expression restricts the sensitivity spectrum of neurons and is coordinated with the choice of their synaptic targets. However, little is kn …
Heterotrimeric guanine nucleotide-binding protein (G protein)-coupled receptors (GPCRs) are transmembrane proteins that respond to diverse extracellular stimuli to trigger many different cellular responses. They are important pharmacological targets, but drug design has been hampered because structural information is only available for the rather distinctive member of this family, rhodopsin (see the Perspective by Ranganathan). Three studies now provide structural insights into another GPCR, the human β2-adrenergic receptor. All three groups crystallized the protein in the presence of an inverse agonist that stabilizes the inactive conformation of the receptor. Rosenbaum et al. stabilized the protein for crystallization by protein engineering and analyzed mutagenesis data in the context of the structure to provide insight into how ligand binding is coupled. Cherezov et al. describe in detail the 2.4 Å structure of the fusion protein and how it compares to the rhodopsin structure. Rasmussen et ...
Rhodopsin, the vertebrate photoreceptor, is a prototypic molecule in the largest family of G-protein coupled receptors (GPCR). Like all receptors of this family, it contains three distinct domains: the cytoplasmic (intracellular) domain that is involve
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article{e5525a34-aaf1-4c93-881a-2c67536c98c2, abstract = {Photoreceptor cells finely adjust their sensitivity and electrical response according to changes in light stimuli as a direct consequence of the feedback and regulation mechanisms in the phototransduction cascade. In this study, we employed a systems biology approach to develop a dynamic model of vertebrate rod phototransduction that accounts for the details of the underlying biochemistry. Following a bottom-up strategy, we first reproduced the results of a robust model developed by Hamer et al. (Vis. Neurosci., 2005, 22(4), 417), and then added a number of additional cascade reactions including: (a) explicit reactions to simulate the interaction between the activated effector and the regulator of G-protein signalling (RGS); (b) a reaction for the reformation of the G-protein from separate subunits; (c) a reaction for rhodopsin (R) reconstitution from the association of the opsin apoprotein with the 11-cis-retinal chromophore; (d) ...
Background Membrane proteins (MPs) play crucial roles in signal transduction. rhodopsin was not affected by the target MPs and both could coexist in the membrane stacks. Heterologous expression levels reached about 270 to 500 pmol/mg total MP, resulting in 0.2C0.4 mg purified target MP from 1 107390-08-9 supplier g of fly heads. The metabotropic glutamate receptor and human serotonin transporter - both involved in synaptic transmission - showed native pharmacological characteristics and could be purified to homogeneity as a prerequisite for further studies. Significance We demonstrate expression in PRCs as an efficient and inexpensive tool for the large scale production of functional eukaryotic MPs. The travel eye system offers a number of advantages over conventional expression systems and paves the way for in-depth analyses of eukaryotic MPs that have so far not been accessible to biochemical and biophysical studies. Introduction Membrane proteins (MPs) represent more than 30% of the cell ...
Figure 5. Phosphorylation of bovine rhodopsin by GRK7 and GRK1.. Extracts from nontransfected (NT) HEK-293 cells or cells expressing bovine GRK1 or ground squirrel GRK7 were used to phosphorylate bovine ROS membranes as described in the "Methods". ROS membranes containing bovine rhodopsin were incubated with [[gamma]32P]ATP in the presence (+) or absence (-) of light, then electrophoresed on a 10% SDS-polyacrylamide gel. Phosphorylation was visualized by phosphorimage analysis. The numbers at left represent protein molecular size markers (Biorad, Hercules, CA).. ...
Visual pigments [1,2] are the light-absorbing molecules that mediate vision. They consist of an apoprotein, opsin, covalently linked to the chromophore cis-retinal. Vision is effected through the absorption of a photon by cis-retinal which is isomerized to trans-retinal. This isomerization leads to a change of conformation of the protein. Opsins are integral membrane proteins with seven transmembrane regions that belong to family 1 of G-protein coupled receptors (see ,PDOC00210,). In vertebrates four different pigments are generally found. Rod cells, which mediate vision in dim light, contain the pigment rhodopsin. Cone cells, which function in bright light, are responsible for color vision and contain three or more color pigments (for example, in mammals: red, blue and green). In Drosophila, the eye is composed of 800 facets or ommatidia. Each ommatidium contains eight photoreceptor cells (R1-R8): the R1 to R6 cells are outer cells, R7 and R8 inner cells. Each of the three types of cells ...
Below is the initial modeling approach described, applied to all olfactory receptors used in our research, unless written otherwise.. 1. Firstly, the in silico simulations have to be redone in YASARA in order to produce similar results as reported.[2] This involves the modeling of the olfactory receptor hOR2AG1 by using the crystal structure of the bovine rhodopsin. An alignment executed by BLAST [REF] between the two sequences gives multiple gaps in the helices of the crystal scructure. By shifting the gaps to the nearest extra- or intercellular loop, these helices are preserved. This swapping method is completed by swapping the residues of bovine rhodopsin into the residues of the desired protein. Next, the binding cavities of the receptor must be defined and examined if it is similar. Run a 10 ns MD without any ligand and analyze if the binding niche shrinks in volume.. By docking the ligand amyl butyrate, used in the paper, in the binding niche of the hOR2AG1 olfactory receptor, and ...
Below is the initial modeling approach described, applied to all olfactory receptors used in our research, unless written otherwise.. 1. Firstly, the in silico simulations have to be redone in YASARA in order to produce similar results as reported [2]. This involves the modeling of the olfactory receptor Homo sapiens OR2AG1 by using the crystal structure of the bovine rhodopsin. An alignment executed by BLAST between the two sequences gives multiple gaps in the helices of the crystal scructure. By shifting the gaps to the nearest extra- or intercellular loop, these helices are preserved. This swapping method is completed by swapping the residues of bovine rhodopsin into the residues of the desired protein. Next, the binding cavities of the receptor must be defined and examined if it is similar. A 10 ns MD run is executed without any ligand and the result is analyzed to see if the binding niche shrinks in volume.. By docking the ligand amyl butyrate in the binding niche of the Homo sapiens OR2AG1 ...
Stryer and coworkers pioneered the use of fluorescence spectroscopy, particularly Förster resonance energy transfer (FRET), to monitor the structure and dynamics of biological macromolecules.[8][9] In 1967, Stryer and Haugland showed that the efficiency of energy transfer depends on the inverse sixth power of the distance between the donor and acceptor,[10][11] as predicted by Försters theory. They proposed that energy transfer can serve as a spectroscopic ruler to reveal proximity relationships in biological macromolecules.. A second contribution was Stryers discovery of the primary stage of amplification in visual excitation.[12][13] Stryer, together with Fung and Hurley, showed that a single photoexcited rhodopsin molecule activates many molecules of transducin, which in turn activate many molecules of a cyclic GMP phosphodiesterase. Stryers laboratory has also contributed to our understanding of the role of calcium in visual recovery and adaptation.[14][15][16]. Stryer participated in ...
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GPR120 is a member of the rhodopsin family of G protein-coupled receptors (GPRs). This gene encodes a G protein-coupled receptor (GPR) which belongs to the rhodopsin fami
Sometimes you can get to your destination just by following the crowd. Baker et al. report that photoreceptor proteins lacking targeting sequences end up in the right place thanks to their more abundant, and more goal-oriented, fellow travelers.. Rod and cone cells are divided into four compartments: a synaptic terminal, a nuclear region, an inner segment for protein and lipid synthesis, and an outer segment that contains a highly folded membrane packed with proteins such as light-sensitive rhodopsin. Rhodopsin and some other outer-segment proteins contain targeting signals directing them there, but most outer-segment proteins do not.. To understand how these signal-lacking proteins reach their destination, the authors examined the trafficking of two proteins: R9AP, which is almost exclusively found in the outer segment, and the structurally similar syntaxin 3, localized to the inner segment. Switching the transmembrane domains of the two had no effect on their final destinations, and neither ...
Future G protein-coupled receptors (GPCR) platforms will require the availability of stable, robust, cell-free signalling complexes comprising receptor and effector proteins. An expert in the field of GPCRs, project leader Gerhard Schertler has determined the first three-dimensional structure of a GPCR by electron crystallography. This structure of the light receptor rhodopsin provided the first experimental evidence for the arrangement of the seven trans-membrane helices of the receptor within the membrane and, therefore, served as a first experimental template for modelling the structures of other class A GPCRs. GPCRs are integral membrane proteins that play a fundamental role in many physiological and pathological processes of the visual, endocrine, olfactory and nervous systems. Class A GPCRs represent the largest protein family in the human genome with almost 1000 members. Although GPCRs are the target of ~30% of all medical drugs, their potential remains largely untapped. This impressively ...
Stimulation of Gi-coupled receptors leads to the activation of mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAP kinases). In several cell types, this appears to be dependent on the activation of p21ras (Ras). Which G-protein subunit(s ...
Summary The conformation of the C-terminus of the α-subunit of transducin, the G-protein of vision, has been determined by transfer NOE when bound to activated (MII) rhodopsin. One hundred three new NOE constraints are apparent when light is shown on a mixture of rhodopsin bilayers and the... mehr ...
The focus in my group is on the application of X-ray crystallographic techniques to determine the three -dimensional structures of biologically interesting macromolecules. Understanding the arrangements of atoms in molecules is useful for asking questions about their chemistry and function.. We are interested in a range of proteins and collaborate extensively with investigators whose emphasis is on the chemistry and biology of the molecules. Heres a partial list of structure determinations currently underway in my lab.. Rhodopsin. This G protein-coupled receptor is the photo-active molecule in the visual system. In response to light, it initiates a signaling cascade that results in signals being sent to the brain. We have solved the ground-state structure as well as a photo-activated form of the protein. We are also pursuing studies of rhodopsin in complex with its protein ligands. This work is being done in collaboration with Kris Palczewski at Case-Western Reserve University.. Streptavidin. ...
May play a role in phototransduction. May dephosphorylate photoactivated rhodopsin. May function as a calcium sensing regulator of ionic currents, energy production or synaptic transmission.
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This MAPP was created using the GPCRDB (Horn et al., 1998), http://www.cmbi.kun.nl/7tm/. The groupings are based on the GPCR phylogenetic tree available from the GPCRDB and the training sets used by Karchin et al. (Bioinformatics, 2002, pg. 147-159). The labels indicate children and grandchildren of the various classes of GPCRs as described by these references ...
This pathway was created using the GPCRDB (Horn et al., 1998), http://www.cmbi.kun.nl/7tm/. The groupings are based on the GPCR phylogenetic tree available from the GPCRDB and the training sets used by Karchin et al. (Bioinformatics, 2002, pg. 147-159). The labels indicate children and grandchildren of the various classes of GPCRs as described by these references ...
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SzR was first identified in Asgardarchaeota and is phylogenetically positioned between typical microbial rhodopsins and HeRs (Fig. 1). In this study, we showed that SzR is a new type of light-driven inward H+ pump (Fig. 2). XeR was previously reported as an inward H+ pump in the typical microbial rhodopsin family (9-11). Although the sequential homology between the two subfamilies is low (SzR1 and PoXeR show 15.7% identity and 42.6% similarity), the trimeric structure and the photocycle with a large M accumulation not accompanied by N and O intermediates of SzR are similar to those reported for XeR (9-11), despite a large phylogenetic distance between them. This suggests that XeR and SzR underwent convergent evolution at the molecular level to achieve the same biological function. The differences and similarities between SzR and XeR are listed in Fig. 6C. Asgardarchaeota contain not only SzRs but also typical microbial rhodopsins with a DTK motif in helix C and HeRs (8). Although the function of ...