BIOSCI Administrator biosci-help at
Fri Sep 23 20:30:49 EST 1994

We have received a proposal below for a new newsgroup,


This group is a recently established prototype group on BIOSCI which
has built up usage and readership rapidly, leading to the decision to
start the voting process early.  This message and the CFVs will also
be copied to the 7tms_r mailing list.

Discussion on the following proposal will now be open through 3
October on BIOFORUM/bionet.general (*not* on BIONEWS/bionet.announce).
For those who are not on the BIOFORUM/bionet.general newsgroup
currently, either read bionet.general on USENET or contact one of the
following biosci addresses to sign up by e-mail:

Subscription Address                 Location
--------------------                 --------
biosci at               Europe, Africa, and Central Asia
biosci at                   Americas and the Pacific Rim

One warning, however: BIOFORUM/bionet.general is a "chatty" newsgroup
and many other items will be discussed there besides this newsgroup
proposal.  USENET news access is definitely better than e-mail if you
want to monitor only this discussion.

Discussion Guidelines
Please do not post one-line messages saying things like "I am in favor
of such a newsgroup".  We will collect votes later.  The discussion
period is an opportunity for anyone to bring up reservations about the
proposed charter below and to propose modifications prior to the vote.
If the charter is perfect as is, then there is no need for anyone to
say anything!!!

The newsgroup discussion leader may submit a revised proposal in light
of the discussion, and the new charter would be included in the call
for votes which will go out on 4 October (Newsgroup Discussion leaders
- please note this deadline - if no revisions are received before the
deadline, the original charter will be voted on.).

Please be aware that only one vote is counted per e-mail address, so
it is necessary to have your own account in order to vote.  Multiple
votes from the same address are not accepted.  If you are interested
in the following newsgroup, but do not have an e-mail address of your
own, please obtain one from your computer center before the call for
votes is issued.

Proposal to establish G-PROTEIN-COUPLED-RECEPTOR/bionet.proteins.7tms_r

Proposed USENET name: bionet.proteins.7tms_r

Proposed mailing list name: G-PROTEIN-COUPLED-RECEPTOR

Proposed mailing addresses: 7tms_r at
                            7tms_r at

Discussion leader:
Lee F. Kolakowski, Jr., Ph.D.         Email:
Ina Sue Perlmutter Laboratory	      lfk at
Enders Building			      kolakowski at
Children's Hospital		      kolakows at
300 Longwood Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02115	      Phone or Fax:
				      617-735-7515 (Office)
				      617-735-7515 (Lab)
				      617-730-0422 (Fax)


The purpose of G-PROTEIN-COUPLED-RECEPTOR/bionet.proteins.7tms_r is to
function as a forum for discussion for researchers involved in the
cloning, characterization and analysis of members of the super-family
of heptahelical signal transducing receptors which interact with
heterotrimeric G-proteins. Associated topics of molecular
pharmacology, protein structure/function, characterization of orphan
receptors, and other questions or discussions revolving around these
proteins are also germane.  The mailing list will facilitate exchange
of information, protocols, ideas and function as a forum for

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