About this Research Topic
Transmembrane receptors (such as G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs), ion channels, tyrosine kinase receptors, cytokine receptors, etc) are major players in the sensing and transmission of information. They are involved in virtually every physiological function and the alteration of their signaling can lead to physiological disturbances and ultimately cause or predispose to disease. The functions of more and more orphan or atypical receptors are being revealed, and unsuspected modes of action of canonical receptors are brought to light, adding unexpected facets of receptor signaling in physiology and pathophysiology.
During the “9th annual meeting of the GDR-3545 GPCR-2020 – from physiology to drugs” held as Worldwide Live Remote Conference from November 6 to 9, 2020, more than 600 experts from around the world—academic, and industrial players—will discuss the latest trends in the field of Signaling, Neurobiology and Metabolism/Microbiota in relation to G protein-coupled receptors.
This special issue of Frontiers in Endocrinology welcomes submissions (original articles, comments, reviews) of all participating labs of this International Congress that are of relevance to novel concepts and discoveries on receptors, such as GPCRs but also receptors from other transmembrane receptor families, in health and disease.
Contributions from other labs are very much welcome.
Potential contributions are invited in, but not limited to, the following fields:
- Interaction of receptors with microbiota/metabolism
- Receptor-mediated signaling of metabolites
- Orphan and atypical receptors
- Non-canonical signaling pathways in health and disease (compartmentalization, biased signaling, newly identified signaling pathways…)
- Novel approaches to study receptor functions in health and disease
Keywords: microbiota, metabolites, GPCR, signaling
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