Molecular Biology of Receptors for Neuropeptide Hormones
The theoretical concept of cell membrane-associated molecules which act as specific “receptors” for ligands such as peptide hormones, neurotransmitters, and various growth factors is long established. However, it is only in the last 8–10 years that convincing evidence has emerged for the functional role of these receptor proteins in the transduction of external stimuli into intracellular signals.
KeywordsAdenylate Cyclase Brain Natriuretic Peptide Atrial Natriuretic Peptide Xenopus Oocyte Guanylate Cyclase
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