A new family of regulators of G-protein-coupled receptors?

Curr Biol. 1996 Feb 1;6(2):211-2. doi: 10.1016/s0960-9822(02)00454-2.


Organisms as diverse as fungi and humans use G-protein-coupled receptors to control signal transduction pathways responsive to various hormones, neuroregulatory molecules and other sensory stimuli. Continual stimulation of these receptors often leads to their desensitization, which is mediated in part by the consecutive actions of two families of proteins--the G-protein-coupled receptor kinases, which phosphorylate the agonist-occupied receptors, and the arrestin proteins, which subsequently bind to the receptors. We now present evidence that a group of proteins--the G0S8/Sst2p family--may be a third class of receptor-desensitizing factors.

MeSH terms

  • Amino Acid Sequence
  • Animals
  • Binding Sites
  • DNA-Binding Proteins / chemistry*
  • DNA-Binding Proteins / metabolism
  • Fungal Proteins / chemistry*
  • Fungal Proteins / metabolism
  • GTP-Binding Proteins / chemistry*
  • GTP-Binding Proteins / metabolism
  • GTPase-Activating Proteins*
  • Humans
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Phosphoproteins / chemistry*
  • Phosphoproteins / metabolism
  • RGS Proteins*
  • Receptors, Cell Surface / chemistry*
  • Receptors, Cell Surface / metabolism
  • Saccharomyces cerevisiae Proteins*
  • Sequence Homology, Amino Acid


  • DNA-Binding Proteins
  • Fungal Proteins
  • GTPase-Activating Proteins
  • Phosphoproteins
  • RGS Proteins
  • RGS2 protein, human
  • Receptors, Cell Surface
  • SST2 protein, S cerevisiae
  • Saccharomyces cerevisiae Proteins
  • GTP-Binding Proteins

Associated data

  • GENBANK/L13463