Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Bovine Rhodopsin

The structure of a G-protein coupled receptor is often shown as:

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However, the crystal structure of bovine rhodopsin shows that the seven transmembrane spanning domains actually form a tight core

Bovine rhodopsin

J. Mol. Biol. (2004) 342, 571–583 http://www.rcsb.org/pdb/cgi/explore.cgi?pdbId=1U19

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