Kinetics of the early events of GPCR signalling.
Adamson RJ., Watts A.
Neurotensin receptor type 1 (NTS1) is a G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) that affects cellular responses by initiating a cascade of interactions through G proteins. The kinetic details for these interactions are not well-known. Here, NTS1-nanodisc-Gαs and Gαi1 interactions were studied. The binding affinities of Gαi1 and Gαs to NTS1 were directly measured by surface plasmon resonance (SPR) and determined to be 15±6 nM and 31±18 nM, respectively. This SPR configuration permits the kinetics of early events in signalling pathways to be explored and can be used to initiate descriptions of the GPCR interactome.