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Psychedelics Slip Past Cell Membranes When Treating Depression
The antidepressant properties of hallucinogenic drugs may stem from their ability to bind to intracellular serotonin receptors, a study suggests.
Psychedelics Slip Past Cell Membranes When Treating Depression
Psychedelics Slip Past Cell Membranes When Treating Depression

The antidepressant properties of hallucinogenic drugs may stem from their ability to bind to intracellular serotonin receptors, a study suggests.

The antidepressant properties of hallucinogenic drugs may stem from their ability to bind to intracellular serotonin receptors, a study suggests.

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A mutated cell with a spiky membrane
Mutations in Autism-Linked Gene Cause Membrane Mischief
Holly Barker, PhD, Spectrum | Jan 26, 2023 | 4 min read
Inactivating TAOK1 prompts tentacle-like protrusions to form all over a neuron’s surface, revealing the gene’s role in molding the membrane.
A computer-generated graphic showing a cross-section of red-colored bacteria, with the locations of the protein APOL3 labeled in green.
Human Protein Dissolves Bacterial Membranes
Abby Olena, PhD | Jul 15, 2021 | 4 min read
The protein, apolipoprotein L3, destroys invading microbes by acting as a detergent in the cytosol.
Robert Simoni, Stanford University, biochemistry, cholesterol, cell membrane, obituary
Robert Simoni, Cellular Membrane Biochemist, Dies at 81
Amanda Heidt | Sep 25, 2020 | 3 min read
Simoni spent more than four decades at Stanford University as a teacher, researcher, and administrator in the university’s biology department.
Could Statins Reduce the Severity of COVID-19?
Ashley Yeager | Jun 12, 2020 | 7 min read
The cholesterol-lowering drugs quell inflammation and reverse endothelial tissue damage, hints that they might curb the body’s excessive immune response to SARS-CoV-2 infection.
Jens Christian Skou, Discoverer of the Sodium-Potassium Pump, Dies
Kerry Grens | May 29, 2018 | 2 min read
The Nobel laureate was the first to identify an enzyme moving material across the cell membrane.
Video: Cells, Skin Deep
The Scientist | Nov 30, 2016 | 1 min read
Profilee Satyajit Mayor discusses his explorations of cell membranes, which are helping to update the classical fluid mosaic model of dynamic cellular boundaries.
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