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Functional Characterization of the In Vitro Folded Human Y1 Receptor in Lipid Environment

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We describe the recombinant production of the human Y1 receptor from inclusion bodies of E. coli cultures. The in vitro refolding was carried out in the presence of lipids from bovine brain extracts. Y1 receptors in brain lipids compete for cellular receptors in competitive binding experiments.

Keywords: E. coli; GPCR; Y1 receptor; brain lipids; in vitro folding

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: May 1, 2010

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