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Regulator of G-protein signaling 7 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the RGS7 gene.[1][2]

RGS7 is highly enriched in the brain where it acts as a universal inhibitor of Gi/o-coupled GPCR. RGS7 is a GTPase-activating protein (GAP). It accelerates the GTP hydrolysis on G proteins determining their fast inactivation and acting as intracellular antagonists of GPCR signaling.[3]


RGS7 has been shown to interact with:


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  2. "Entrez Gene: RGS7 regulator of G-protein signalling 7".
  3. Anderson GR, Posokhova E, Martemyanov KA (July 2009). "The R7 RGS Protein Family: Multi-Subunit Regulators of Neuronal G Protein Signaling". Cell Biochemistry and Biophysics. 54 (1–3): 33–46. doi:10.1007/s12013-009-9052-9. PMC 2827338. PMID 19521673.
  4. Levay K, Cabrera JL, Satpaev DK, Slepak VZ (Mar 1999). "Gbeta5 prevents the RGS7-Galphao interaction through binding to a distinct Ggamma-like domain found in RGS7 and other RGS proteins". Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 96 (5): 2503–7. doi:10.1073/pnas.96.5.2503. PMC 26814. PMID 10051672.
  5. Posner BA, Gilman AG, Harris BA (Oct 1999). "Regulators of G protein signaling 6 and 7. Purification of complexes with gbeta5 and assessment of their effects on g protein-mediated signaling pathways". J. Biol. Chem. 274 (43): 31087–93. doi:10.1074/jbc.274.43.31087. PMID 10521509.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Orlandi C, Posokhova E, Masuho I, Ray TA, Hasan N, Gregg RG, Martemyanov KA (June 11, 2012). "GPR158/179 regulate G protein signaling by controlling localization and activity of the RGS7 complexes". J. Cell Biol. 197 (6): 711–9. doi:10.1083/jcb.201202123. PMC 3373406. PMID 22689652.
  7. Kim E, Arnould T, Sellin L, Benzing T, Comella N, Kocher O, Tsiokas L, Sukhatme VP, Walz G (May 1999). "Interaction between RGS7 and polycystin". Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 96 (11): 6371–6. doi:10.1073/pnas.96.11.6371. PMC 26888. PMID 10339594.
  8. Hunt RA, Edris W, Chanda PK, Nieuwenhuijsen B, Young KH (Apr 2003). "Snapin interacts with the N-terminus of regulator of G protein signaling 7". Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 303 (2): 594–9. doi:10.1016/S0006-291X(03)00400-5. PMID 12659861.

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