International Workshop at the Nobel Forum, Karolinska Institutet on G protein-coupled receptors: finding the words to describe monomers, oligomers, and their molecular mechanisms and defining their meaning. Can a consensus be reached?


Journal Article

A meeting was held May 19, 2010 at the Karolinski Institute on Nomenclature in Pharmacology. This meeting occurred in conjunction with the Symposium The Changing World of G Protein Coupled Receptors: From Monomers to Dimers and Receptor Mosaics (Higher-order Oligomers) held the previous day at the Royal Swedish Academy of Science. Two broad topics of nomenclature were discussed; ligand nomenclature and the definition of 'receptor-receptor' interactions. This paper summarizes discussions on these topics along with a consensus definition of the term 'receptor-receptor' interaction.

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Cited Authors

  • Kenakin, T; Agnati, LF; Caron, M; Fredholm, B; Guidoli, D; Kobilka, B; Lefkowitz, RW; Lohse, M; Woods, A; Fuxe, K

Published Date

  • October 2010

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 30 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 284 - 286

PubMed ID

  • 20858022

Pubmed Central ID

  • 20858022

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1532-4281

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3109/10799893.2010.512438


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England