Applications of molecular replacement to G protein-coupled receptors

Andrew C. Kruse, Aashish Manglik, Brian K. Kobilka, William I. Weis
2013 Acta Crystallographica Section D: Biological Crystallography  
G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) are a large class of integral membrane proteins involved in regulating virtually every aspect of human physiology. Despite their profound importance in human health and disease, structural information regarding GPCRs has been extremely limited until recently. With the advent of a variety of new biochemical and crystallographic techniques, the structural biology of GPCRs has advanced rapidly, offering key molecular insights into GPCR activation and signal
more » ... duction. To date, almost all GPCR structures have been solved using molecular-replacement techniques. Here, the unique aspects of molecular replacement as applied to individual GPCRs and to signaling complexes of these important proteins are discussed.
doi:10.1107/s090744491301322x pmid:24189241 pmcid:PMC3817703 fatcat:ik5lnqgozzacvfyl73wzlfkl3m