Protein modification. Palmitoylation in G-protein signaling pathways

Curr Biol. 1995 Feb 1;5(2):107-9. doi: 10.1016/s0960-9822(95)00026-1.


The reversible palmitoylation of G proteins and their receptors is involved both in receptor desensitization and in association and disassociation of G alpha subunits with the plasma membrane.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Cell Membrane / metabolism
  • GTP-Binding Proteins / metabolism*
  • Palmitic Acid
  • Palmitic Acids / metabolism*
  • Receptors, Cell Surface / metabolism*
  • Signal Transduction*


  • Palmitic Acids
  • Receptors, Cell Surface
  • Palmitic Acid
  • GTP-Binding Proteins