Allosteric Modulation of G Protein-Coupled Receptors

Grant number: 251538


The normal function of all living cells depends on how they respond to the multitude of physical and chemical stimuli to which they are constantly exposed. The majority of chemical stimuli acting on cells do so not by directly entering the cell, but rather by acting on specific types of receiver proteins on the cell's surface called receptors. One important family of receptors transmit their message to the inside of the cell by coupling to yet another type of protein known as the G protein. Aberrations in the normal function of these G protein-coupled receptors have been implicated in a wide variety of disorders, including neuropsychiatric conditions, endocrine disorders, cardiovascular dise..

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