Ric-8A (synembryn) has been shown to accelerate the in vitro guanine nucleotide exchange activities of most G-protein α subunits (with the exception of Gαs). Methods are presented in this article for the purification of Ric-8A and functional analysis of the effects Ric-8A has on G-protein α subunit guanine nucleotide-binding activities. The use of Ric-8A to prepare GTPγS-Gα and nucleotide-free Gα (in complex with Ric-8A) is described.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||Methods in Enzymology|
|State||Published - 2004|
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