The world's first wiki where authorship really matters (Nature Genetics, 2008). Due credit and reputation for authors. Imagine a global collaborative knowledge base for original thoughts. Search thousands of articles and collaborate with scientists around the globe.

wikigene or wiki gene protein drug chemical gene disease author authorship tracking collaborative publishing evolutionary knowledge reputation system wiki2.0 global collaboration genes proteins drugs chemicals diseases compound
Hoffmann, R. A wiki for the life sciences where authorship matters. Nature Genetics (2008)

The coupling of pertussis toxin-sensitive G proteins to phospholipase A2 and adenylyl cyclase in CHO cells expressing bovine rhodopsin.

The regulation of phospholipase A2 by G protein-coupled receptors is examined in CHO cells which normally express the purinergic receptor and have been transfected with bovine rhodopsin. The purinergic receptor has been reported to activate both phospholipase C and phospholipase A2 in this cell line. In contrast, bovine rhodopsin by itself is not able to activate phospholipase A2. However, the photoreceptor does potentiate purinergic receptor-mediated phospholipase A2 activation in a light-dependent manner. Both the purinergic receptor stimulation of phospholipase A2 and the enhanced activity mediated by rhodopsin are completely pertussis toxin-sensitive, suggesting the regulation of phospholipase A2 by a member of the Gi family of G proteins. Both of these receptors also inhibit adenylyl cyclase activity. Rhodopsin-mediated inhibition of adenylyl cyclase is pertussis toxin-sensitive, whereas inhibition by the purinergic receptor is calcium-sensitive but not pertussis toxin-sensitive. These results suggest (1) that rhodopsin is similar to other receptors that normally couple to Gi when expressed in cultured cells and (2) that regulation of adenylyl cyclase and PLA2 in CHO cells by rhodopsin and the purinergic receptor occur via distinct pathways.[1]


WikiGenes - Universities