G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) are the largest class of integral membrane protein receptors in the human genome. We examined here the reports whether the GnRH receptor (GnRHR) interacts with a single or multiple types of G proteins. It seems that the GnRHR, as other GPCRs, alternates between various conformations and is stabilized by its ligands, other modulators and intracellular partners in selective conformations culminating in coupling with a single type or multiple G proteins in a cell- and context-specific manner.
- G proteins
- GnRH receptor
- Pituitary gonadotropes
- Sex hormone-dependent cancer cells