The superfamily of heptahelical receptors.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Despite a growing appreciation of functional analogies between visual and hormonal signalling systems in the early 1980s, the discovery of the close structural relationship between rhodopsin and the beta2-adrenergic receptor, and of the existence of a larger 'superfamily' of such receptors, came as a total surprise. Here I provide a personal perspective on events leading up to and flowing from this exciting discovery that opened up a vast field of research.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Lefkowitz, RJ

Published Date

  • July 2000

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 2 / 7

Start / End Page

  • E133 - E136

PubMed ID

  • 10878827

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1465-7392

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1038/35017152


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England