Receptor desensitization and Ca²⁺-signaling
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Receptor desensitization and Ca²⁺-signaling cellular aspects of possible molecular dynamics

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Published by Japan Scientific Societies Press, Karger in Tokyo, Basel, New York .
Written in English


  • Cellular signal transduction.,
  • Cell receptors.,
  • Calcium -- Physiological effect.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Statementedited by Masaatsu K. Uchida.
ContributionsUchida, Masaatsu K.
LC ClassificationsQP517.C45 R43 1996
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 213 p. :
Number of Pages213
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL574049M
ISBN 103805562837
LC Control Number96160989

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In the case of the μ-opioid receptor (MOPr), we have shown that two agonists, morphine and the peptide agonist DAMGO, can induce MOPr desensitization by different mechanisms involving largely protein kinase C (PKC) and G protein-coupled receptor kinase/arrestin : Chris P. Bailey, Eamonn Kelly. Homologous desensitization. Homologous desensitization occurs when a receptor decreases its response to an agonist at high concentration. It is a process through which, after prolonged agonist exposure, the receptor is uncoupled from its signaling cascade and thus the cellular effect of receptor activation is attenuated. desensitization in LC cells was unaffected by the activation of PKC with phorbol esters; however, desensitization induced by ME and morphine was increased (Bailey et al., , ). The present study examined the difference between ME-and morphine-induced MOP receptor desensitization in the presence of PKC activators. Measures included the acuteCited by:   Desensitization is a phenomenon that is common to many ligand-gated ion channels but has been demonstrated only rarely with physiological stimulation. Numerous studies describe desensitization of the N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) subtype of glutamate receptor by exogenous agonists, but whether synaptic stimulation causes desensitization has been Cited by: