Thursday, October 15, 2015

Shining light on orphan receptors

Light has been used for the first time to activate a receptor for which the compound binding and controlling it naturally is unknown, researchers suggests. A team of scientists has now employed its novel application of optogenetics to identify a new compound that inhibits the orphan receptor ROS1, which has been linked to several forms of cancer.

from Geochemistry News -- ScienceDaily

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