Profiling Glucagon-Like Peptide -1 Receptor Transducer Coupling, Signalling and Biased Agonism
thesisposted on 2023-09-12, 08:44 authored by JOHN TEYE AZIETAKU
This research explores a group of proteins called GPCRs, which play important roles in regulating various functions in the body, such as glucose balance and heart function. The study focuses on a specific receptor called GLP-1R, which is involved in controlling insulin secretion and food intake. It examines how GLP-1R works and how different substances can activate it. The study shows that a certain protein called Gs protein helps prepare GLP-1R to communicate with other proteins. The findings improve our understanding of how these proteins function and may have implications for developing better treatments for conditions like diabetes and obesity.