G Protein Coupled Receptors, Second Edition, Volume 143, a new volume in the Methods in Cell Biology series, continues the legacy of this premier serial with quality chapters authored by leaders in the field. It contains a wide array of topics about the G protein coupled receptors, as well as updates of chapters from the first edition.
Dr. Arun K. Shukla obtained his M.Sc. (Master in Science) from the Center for Biotechnology at the Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi, India. Dr. Shukla did his Ph.D. from the Department of Molecular Membrane Biology at the Max Planck Institute of Biophysics in Frankfurt, Germany. His Ph.D. research work was focused on structural studies of G Protein-Coupled Receptors (GPCRs). Dr. Shukla subsequently carried out his post-doctoral work in the Department of Medicine at the Duke University in North Carolina, USA. During his post-doctoral research work, Dr. Shukla focused on understanding the biophysical and structural basis of ss-arrestin mediated regulation of GPCRs and non-canonical GPCR signaling. Dr. Shukla has served as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at the Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, USA.Dr. Shukla is currently an Assistant Professor in Department of Biological Sciences and Bioengineering at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India. Dr. Shukla is also an Intermediate Fellow of the Wellcome Trust-DBT India Alliance. The research program in Dr. Shukla's laboratory is focused on understanding the molecular mechanism of activation, signaling and regulation of G Protein-Coupled Receptors.
1. Generating recombinant peptide ligands for GPCRs and their single step purification 2. Ca2+ release assay to study downstream pathways of GPCR signal transduction 3. Expression and purification of GPCR interacting protein, arrestin 4. Isolation and characterization of chemosensory GPCRs from exosomes 5. Characterization of chemosensory bitter taste receptor signalling 6. Reporter gene assays for investigating GPCR signaling 7. Measuring binding affinity of regulatory motifs (peptides) to purified G proteins 8. Measuring nucleotide exchange on purified G proteins 9. Qualitative and quantitative measurement of GPCR-G protein activity in living cells 10. Computational approaches to study GPCR activation 11. Visualization and quantification of GPCR trafficking in mammalian cells by confocal microscopy 12. Computational studies of ssarrestin activation 13. Measuring G protein coupling using Glosensor assay 14. Computational investigations into GPCR dimerization 15. cAMP Assays in GPCR Drug Discovery 16. Assays of adrenal GPCR signaling and regulation: Measuring adrenal beta-arrestin activity in vivo through plasma membrane recruitment