Tales from the Crypt: Evidence for Heptahelical Receptor Signaling in the Endocytic Pathway

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Science's STKE  29 Aug 2000:
Vol. 2000, Issue 47, pp. pe1
DOI: 10.1126/stke.2000.47.pe1

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In certain circumstances, internalized receptors are able to continue signaling after endocytosis. Whistler et al. discuss how the interaction of heterotrimeric GTP-binding protein (G protein)-coupled receptors with arrestins and their subsequent endocytosis may contribute to activation of the mitogen-activated protein kinase pathway. This Perspective delves into the role that scaffolds may play in organizing and specifying downstream signaling events that occur after internalization of G protein-coupled receptors.

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