Send to

Choose Destination
Pharmacol Ther. 2003 Jan;97(1):1-33.

Role of palmitoylation/depalmitoylation reactions in G-protein-coupled receptor function.

Author information

Département de Biochimie, Université de Montréal, C.P. 6128 Succursale Centre-Ville, 2900 Edouard Montpetit, Montreál, Quebec, Canada H3C 3J7.


G-protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) constitute one of the largest protein families in the human genome. They are subject to numerous post-translational modifications, including palmitoylation. This review highlights the dynamic nature of palmitoylation and its role in GPCR expression and function. The palmitoylation of other proteins involved in GPCR signaling, such as G-proteins, regulators of G-protein signaling, and G-protein-coupled receptor kinases, is also discussed.

[Indexed for MEDLINE]

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for Elsevier Science
Loading ...
Support Center