G Protein-Coupled Receptor Signaling in Plants

Methods and Protocols

  • Mark P. Running

Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1043)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Swarup Roy Choudhury, Corey S. Westfall, Dieter Hackenberg, Sona Pandey
    Pages 13-20
  3. Guojing Li, Xiujuan Zhang, Dongli Wan, Shuqun Zhang, Yiji Xia
    Pages 55-66
  4. Yuri Trusov, David Chakravorty, Jose Ramon Botella
    Pages 67-72
  5. Yani Chen, Federica Brandizzi
    Pages 73-80
  6. Danielle A. Orozco-Nunnelly, Lon S. Kaufman, Katherine M. Warpeha
    Pages 89-101
  7. Myoung Hui Lee, Yongjik Lee, Inhwan Hwang
    Pages 113-120
  8. Xuehui Feng, Wan Shi, Xuejun Wang, Mark P. Running
    Pages 135-139
  9. Piers A. Hemsley
    Pages 141-146
  10. Wan Shi, Qin Zeng, Mark P. Running
    Pages 147-160
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 161-162

About this book


Remarkably, while G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) are highly prevalent in animals and yeast, very few candidate GPCRs have been identified in plants. In G Protein-Coupled Receptor Signaling in Plants: Methods and Protocols, experts in the field describe techniques used in the study of small GTPases and related proteins.  Beginning with a chapter on bioinformatics approaches for GPCR discovery, this detailed volume continues with chapters on heterotrimeric G protein subunits, Rab-GTPases, as well as lipid modifications, including myristoylation, acylation, and prenylation.  Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology series format, chapters include introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols, and tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls.


Practical and dependable, G Protein-Coupled Receptor Signaling in Plants: Methods and Protocols aims to aid further studies into the roles of small GTPases which will help elucidate numerous key processes in plants.


Cell signaling G protein-coupled receptors GPCRs Heterotrimeric G proteins Lipid modification Plant signal transduction Rab-GTPases Rop GTPases Small GTPases

Editors and affiliations

  • Mark P. Running
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BiologyUniversity of LouisvilleLouisvilleUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2013
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Totowa, NJ
  • eBook Packages Springer Protocols
  • Print ISBN 978-1-62703-531-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-62703-532-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1064-3745
  • Series Online ISSN 1940-6029
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