Summary: C. elegans Sre G protein-coupled chemoreceptor
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Caenorhabditis elegans Sre proteins are candidate chemosensory receptors. There are four main recognised groups of such receptors: Odr-10, Sra, Sro, and Srg. Sre (this family), Sra PF02117 and Srb PF02175 comprise the Sra group. All of the above receptors are thought to be G protein-coupled seven transmembrane domain proteins [1,2]. The existence of several different chemosensory receptors underlies the fact that in spite of having only 20-30 chemosensory neurones, C. elegans detects hundreds of different chemicals, with the ability to discern individual chemicals among combinations .
Troemel ER, Chou JH, Dwyer ND, Colbert HA, Bargmann CI; , Cell 1995;83:207-218.: Divergent seven transmembrane receptors are candidate chemosensory receptors in C. elegans. PUBMED:7585938 EPMC:7585938
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G-protein-coupled receptors, GPCRs, constitute a vast protein family that encompasses a wide range of functions (including various autocrine, paracrine and endocrine processes). They show considerable diversity at the sequence level, on the basis of which they can be separated into distinct groups. We use the term clan to describe the GPCRs, as they embrace a group of families for which there are indications of evolutionary relationship, but between which there is no statistically significant similarity in sequence [PUBMED:8170923]. The currently known clan members include the rhodopsin-like GPCRs, the secretin-like GPCRs, the cAMP receptors, the fungal mating pheromone receptors, and the metabotropic glutamate receptor family. There is a specialised database for GPCRs (http://www.gpcr.org/7tm/).
The nematode Caenorhabditis elegans has only 14 types of chemosensory neuron, yet is able to sense and respond to several hundred different chemicals because each neuron detects several stimuli [PUBMED:10580986]. Chemoperception is one of the central senses of soil nematodes like C. elegans which are otherwise 'blind' and 'deaf' [PUBMED:18050473]. Chemoreception in C. elegans is mediated by members of the seven-transmembrane G-protein-coupled receptor class (7TM GPCRs). More than 1300 potential chemoreceptor genes have been identified in C. elegans, which are generally prefixed sr for serpentine receptor. The receptor superfamilies include Sra (Sra, Srb, Srab, Sre), Str (Srh, Str, Sri, Srd, Srj, Srm, Srn) and Srg (Srx, Srt, Srg, Sru, Srv, Srxa), as well as the families Srw, Srz, Srbc, Srsx and Srr [PUBMED:7585938, PUBMED:18050473, PUBMED:15618405]. Many of these proteins have homologues in Caenorhabditis briggsae.
This entry represents serpentine receptor class e (Sre) from the Sra superfamily [PUBMED:15618405].
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|Cellular component||integral to membrane (GO:0016021)|
|Molecular function||transmembrane signaling receptor activity (GO:0004888)|
|Biological process||sensory perception of chemical stimulus (GO:0007606)|
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This clan contains various seven-transmembrane receptors and related proteins. A major member is Pfam:PF00001, members of which have been considered to be typical members of the rhodopsin superfamily. Many members of this clan are Caenorhabditis proteins, suggesting great expansion of the relevant families in these nematode worms.
The clan contains the following 35 members:7TM-7TMR_HD 7tm_1 7tm_2 7tm_4 7TM_GPCR_Sra 7TM_GPCR_Srab 7TM_GPCR_Srb 7TM_GPCR_Srbc 7TM_GPCR_Srd 7TM_GPCR_Srh 7TM_GPCR_Sri 7TM_GPCR_Srj 7TM_GPCR_Srsx 7TM_GPCR_Srt 7TM_GPCR_Sru 7TM_GPCR_Srv 7TM_GPCR_Srw 7TM_GPCR_Srx 7TM_GPCR_Srz 7TM_GPCR_Str Bac_rhodopsin Dicty_CAR DUF1182 DUF621 Frizzled Git3 Git3_C GpcrRhopsn4 Lung_7-TM_R Ocular_alb Serpentine_r_xa Sre Srg TAS2R V1R
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|Seed source:||Pfam-B_352 (release 6.5)|
|Number in seed:||19|
|Number in full:||368|
|Average length of the domain:||246.30 aa|
|Average identity of full alignment:||15 %|
|Average coverage of the sequence by the domain:||87.61 %|
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