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

Terry P Kenakin, Luigi F Agnati, Marc G G Caron, Bertil B Fredholm, Diego Guidoli, Brian Kobilka, Robert W. Lefkowitz, Martin Lohse, Amina Woods, Kjell Fuxe

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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 'receptorreceptor' interactions. This paper summarizes discussions on these topics along with a consensus definition of the term 'receptorreceptor' interaction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)284-286
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Receptor and Signal Transduction
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2010
Externally publishedYes

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