Vital Protein Complex and Therapeutic Possibilities Revealed

Trio of papers describe in unprecedented detail a major molecular target for drugs

Three international teams of scientists, led by researchers at the University of California San Diego, University of Michigan and Stanford University, have published a trio of papers describing in unprecedented detail the structure and workings of -G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs), a large family of human proteins that are the target of one-third to one-half of modern drugs…. Read the full story from the UCSD Newsroom


DrWoods_100x100A coauthor on two of the reports is Virgil L. Woods, Jr., MD, Professor of Medicine in the Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology.
Read one of the reports in Proceedings of the National Academy of SciencesAbstract  |  Full text (PDF, UCSD only).