G-protein signaling: satisfying the basic necessities of life

Curr Biol. 2000 Nov 30;10(23):R853-6. doi: 10.1016/s0960-9822(00)00823-x.


Recent studies have shed light on the role of G-protein signaling, and in particular the regulatory RGS proteins, in behavioral adaptations of the round worm Caenorhabditis elegans; similar signaling pathways underlie analogous physiology and behaviors in mammals.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Caenorhabditis elegans / genetics
  • Caenorhabditis elegans / physiology*
  • GTP-Binding Proteins / metabolism*
  • Gene Expression Regulation, Developmental
  • RGS Proteins / metabolism*
  • Signal Transduction*


  • RGS Proteins
  • GTP-Binding Proteins