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A conserved structural feature of chemokine receptors includes the presence of a disulﬁde bond between the extracellular side of transmembrane segment 3 (TMS 3) and extracellular loop 2 (ECL 2); it is thought to have a role in structure/folding as well as functionally coupling changes in the conformation of ECL 2 upon ligand binding with TMS 3, a helix known to be critical to receptor activation in bovine rhodopsin and the b2 adrenergic receptor [59–61]. 5a). Since the receptor N-terminus is involved in chemokine binding (see below) and since TMS 6 and 7 are connected by ECL 3 and are thought to be important for the activation switch, this disulﬁde may also couple ligand binding on the extracellular side to activation on the intracellular side through these helices.
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Like other GPCRs, chemokine receptors are characterized by seven transmembrane helices connected by extracellular and intracellular loops of varying lengths, as well as extracellular N-terminal and intracellular C-terminal domains which show the most sequence diversity. A conserved structural feature of chemokine receptors includes the presence of a disulﬁde bond between the extracellular side of transmembrane segment 3 (TMS 3) and extracellular loop 2 (ECL 2); it is thought to have a role in structure/folding as well as functionally coupling changes in the conformation of ECL 2 upon ligand binding with TMS 3, a helix known to be critical to receptor activation in bovine rhodopsin and the b2 adrenergic receptor [59–61].