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ey0019.5-15 | Advances in skeletal biology | ESPEYB19

5.15. Asymmetric activation of the calcium-sensing receptor homodimer

Y Gao , MJ Robertson , SN Rahman , AB Seven , C Zhang , JG Meyerowitz , O Panova , FM Hannan , RV Thakker , H Brauner-Osborne , JM Mathiesen , G Skiniotis

Nature. 2021 Jul;595(7867):455-459.Abstract: https://pubmed-ncbi-nlm-nih-gov/34194040/In brief: Using cryo-electron microscopy, the calcium-sensing receptor (CaSR) is visualized with different ligands demonstrating, in great detail, how calcimimetic drugs lock the CaSR homodimer in an assymetric configuration, exposing one of the two protomers for G-protein coupling, whereas calciolytic dru...