Summary: Members of arrestin/beta-arrestin protein family are thought to participate in agonist-mediated desensitization of G-protein-coupled receptors and cause specific dampening of cellular responses to stimuli such as hormones, neurotransmitters, or sensory signals. Arrestin beta 1 is a cytosolic protein and acts as a cofactor in the beta-adrenergic receptor kinase (BARK) mediated desensitization of beta-adrenergic receptors. Besides the central nervous system, it is expressed at high levels in peripheral blood leukocytes, and thus the BARK/beta-arrestin system is believed to play a major role in regulating receptor-mediated immune functions. Alternatively spliced transcripts encoding different isoforms of arrestin beta 1 have been described. [provided by RefSeq, Jan 2011].
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The use of this shRNA has been cited in the following citations:
Nuclear ARRB1 induces pseudohypoxia and cellular metabolism reprogramming in prostate cancer, Zecchini, V;Madhu, B;Russell, R;Pértega-Gomes, N;Warren, A;Gaude, E;Borlido, J;Stark, R;Ireland-Zecchini, H;Rao, R;Scott, H;Boren, J;Massie, C;Asim, M;Brindle, K;Griffiths, J;Frezza, C;Neal, DE;Mills, IG;,
EMBO J. May 2014
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