Promiscuous Seven Transmembrane Receptors Sensing L-α-amino Acids

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A number of nutrient sensing seven trans-membrane (7TM) receptors have been identified and characterized over the past few years. While the sensing mechanisms to carbohydrates and free fatty acids are well understood, the molecular basis of amino acid sensing has recently come to the limelight. The present review describes the current status of promiscuous L-α-amino acid sensors, the calcium sensing receptor (CaSR), the GPRC6A receptor, the T1R1/T1R3 receptor and also their molecular pharmacology, expression pattern and physiological significance.
Original languageEnglish
JournalCurrent Pharmaceutical Design
Pages (from-to)2693-702
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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