Molecular mechanisms mediating the G protein-coupled receptor regulation of cell cycle progression



G protein-coupled receptors are key regulators of cellular communication, mediating the efficient coordination of a cell's responses to extracellular stimuli. When stimulated these receptors modulate the activity of a wide range of intracellular signalling pathways that facilitate the ordered development, growth and reproduction of the organism. There is now a growing body of evidence examining the mechanisms by which G protein-coupled receptors are able to regulate the expression, activity, localization and stability of cell cycle regulatory proteins that either promote or inhibit the initiation of DNA synthesis. In this review, we will detail the intracellular pathways that mediate the G protein-coupled receptor regulation of cellular proliferation, specifically the progression from the G1 phase to the S phase of the cell cycle.

  • Year: 2007
  • Volume: 2
  • Page/Article: Art. 2
  • DOI: 10.1186/1750-2187-2-2
  • Submitted on 4 Jan 2007
  • Accepted on 26 Feb 2007
  • Published on 26 Feb 2007