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Molecular Trigger for Organ Rejection in Mice Identified
Diana Kwon | Jun 27, 2017
The cell-surface receptor, SIRP-alpha, initiates the innate immune response in hosts.
Deep Pocket Exploration
Ruth Williams | Feb 1, 2017
A modification to traditional docking software enables the examination of a ligand’s passage into its receptor.
Infographic: Modeling Molecules’ Receptor Binding
Ruth Williams | Jan 31, 2017
A software upgrade follows ligands step-wise into their binding sites on receptors.
What Sensory Receptors Do Outside of Sense Organs
Sandeep Ravindran | Sep 1, 2016
Odor, taste, and light receptors are present in many different parts of the body, and they have surprisingly diverse functions.
Karen Zusi | Feb 1, 2016
A tension-sensing ion channel regulates hydration and germination in pollen.
Elusive Receptor ID’d
Kerry Grens | Apr 1, 2014
Scientists identify an extracellular ATP receptor in plants.
More Evidence MERS Came from Bats
Kerry Grens | Oct 10, 2013
Genomic analysis suggests that the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus circulated among bats for a while before jumping to humans.
Kerry Grens | Oct 3, 2013
Identification of a DEET-sensitive olfactory receptor leads to alternative, possibly better, repellants.
G-Protein Receptor Work Wins Nobel
Dan Cossins | Oct 10, 2012
Robert J. Lefkowitz and Brian K. Kobilka take this year’s Nobel Prize for Chemistry for revealing the receptors through which cells sense their environment.
Sweet Smell of Success
Karen Hopkin | Jul 1, 2012
With persistence and pluck, Leslie Vosshall managed to snatch insect odorant receptors from the jaws of experimental defeat.