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Three-D Receptor Structures 'Will Aid Drug Development'

By Sharon Kingman
Staff Writer

Monday, July 29, 2013
LONDON – New oral drugs for diverse conditions such as diabetes, osteoporosis, depression and anxiety have edged closer to development as a result of new information about the structure of an important class of hormone receptor. Scientists have worked out the three-dimensional structure of two of the Class B family of G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs). Those receptors interact with a range of hormones and represent drug targets for many different diseases.

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