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The anatomy of mammalian sweet taste receptors
- The anatomy of mammalian sweet taste receptors
- Chéron, J.-B.[Chéron, Jean Baptiste]; Golebiowski, J.[Golebiowski, Jérôme]; Antonczak, S.[Antonczak, Serge]; Fiorucci, S.[Fiorucci, Sébastien]
- DGIST Authors
- Golebiowski, J.[Golebiowski, Jérôme]
- Issue Date
- Proteins: Structure, Function and Bioinformatics, 85(2), 332-341
- Article Type
- Chemical Senses; Class C; GPCR; Structure-Function Relationships; Sweet Taste; T1R
- All sweet-tasting compounds are detected by a single G-protein coupled receptor (GPCR), the heterodimer T1R2-T1R3, for which no experimental structure is available. The sweet taste receptor is a class C GPCR, and the recently published crystallographic structures of metabotropic glutamate receptor (mGluR) 1 and 5 provide a significant step forward for understanding structure-function relationships within this family. In this article, we recapitulate more than 600 single point site-directed mutations and available structural data to obtain a critical alignment of the sweet taste receptor sequences with respect to other class C GPCRs. Using this alignment, a homology 3D-model of the human sweet taste receptor is built and analyzed to dissect out the role of key residues involved in ligand binding and those responsible for receptor activation. Proteins 2017; 85:332–341. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
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