G Protein-Coupled Receptor (GPCR) Paper Model
On the extracellular side, the helices form a cavity where ligands (e.g. endorphins, morphine, serotonin) bind. On the intracellular side, the receptor is coupled to G protein. When the receptor is activated by a ligand, the G protein splits in two parts which then activate other proteins in the internal signal transduction pathways.
Examples of GPCRs are opioid receptors, rhodopsin or adrenergic receptors.
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This paper model is not based on any particular PDB structure. Explore examples of GPCRs in 3D: 6dde (opioid receptor), 2rh1 (adrenergic receptor), and 1f88 (rhodopsin).
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