Researchers analyze the atomic structure of two types of human serotonin receptors. Their findings could explain why some drugs, which interact with these receptors, occasionally have harmful effects.
Five recent research papers shed light on elusive G protein-coupled receptors. New techniques and insights used to solve the GPCR structures are discussed.
A receptor recently discovered to control the movement of immune cells across the blood-brain barrier may hold the key to treating multiple sclerosis (MS), a neuroinflammatory disease of the central nervous system. In multiple sclerosis, immune cells enter the central nervous system and attack and destroy the myelin sheath surrounding the axons of nerve cells […]