Structure of bovine rhodopsin (dark adapted)

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  • Method: SOLUTION NMR
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Studies on the structure of the G-protein-coupled receptor rhodopsin including the putative G-protein binding site in unactivated and activated forms.

Yeagle, P.L.Choi, G.Albert, A.D.

(2001) Biochemistry 40: 11932-11937

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1021/bi015543f
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  • PubMed Abstract: 

    Activation of G-protein coupled receptors (GPCR) is not yet understood. A recent structure showed most of rhodopsin in the ground (not activated) state of the GPCR, but the cytoplasmic face, which couples to the G protein in signal transduction, was not well-defined. We have determined an experimental three-dimensional structure for rhodopsin in the unactivated state, which shows good agreement with the crystal structure in the transmembrane domain. This new structure defines the cytoplasmic face of rhodopsin. The G-protein binding site can be mapped. The same experimental approach yields a preliminary structure of the cytoplasmic face in the activated (metarhodopsin II) receptor. Differences between the two structures suggest how the receptor is activated to couple with transducin.

  • Organizational Affiliation

    Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut 06269, USA. yeagle@uconnvm.uconn.edu

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Entity ID: 1
MoleculeChains Sequence LengthOrganismDetailsImage
rhodopsin348Bos taurusMutation(s): 0 
Membrane Entity: Yes 
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Ligands 1 Unique
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C20 H28 O
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Experimental Data

  • Method: SOLUTION NMR
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  • Version 1.0: 2001-10-05
    Type: Initial release
  • Version 1.1: 2008-04-27
    Changes: Version format compliance
  • Version 1.2: 2011-07-13
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  • Version 1.3: 2022-02-23
    Changes: Data collection, Database references, Derived calculations