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Introduction to Ramps

Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 744)


Receptor activity modifying proteins (RAMPs) are single transmembrane proteins discovered for their role in the regulation of translocation of certain G-protein coupled receptors (GPCRs) to the plasma membrane. Since its discovery in 1998, several pivotal advances have been made in understanding the function of this family of proteins. This chapter provides a basic introduction to RAMPs as well as details on the various chapters in this book.


Calcitonin Gene Related Peptide Odorant Receptor CGRP1 Receptor Secretin Receptor Parathyroid Hormone Receptor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhysiologyMichigan State UniversityEast LansingUSA

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