Leipzig biophysicists decipher functionality of adrenaline-binding receptor

Life Sciences - Jun 21
Life Sciences

G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) are found throughout the human body and are involved in many complex signalling pathways. Despite their importance in many biological processes, the central mechanism of G protein-coupling and the associated signal transmission is not yet understood. A team of researchers from Leipzig University has succeeded in understanding the mechanism of signal transmission through an adrenaline-binding receptor at the atomic level. In the future, researchers may be able to use these results to better avoid side effects when developing drugs. The study has been published in the journal Nature Structural & Molecular Biology.

Life Sciences - Jun 21

How a Biocatalyst Might Boost the Growth of Microalgae

Life Sciences

A sensor for nitrogen could be hidden behind the extension of an enzyme for the breakdown of starch. If this sensor detects a high level of nitrogen, algal growth switches into turbo mode.

Economics - Jun 20

Costs of Sanctions

What effect do economic sanctions have on the countries affected, such as Russia or Iran? Economists from Würzburg, Kiel, Berlin and Bielefeld have analysed these questions.

Physics - Jun 21

Intricate processes in photosynthesis decoded using advanced electron microscopy technique

An international team of researchers visualises atomic interactions in the protein structure called photosystem II and thus uncovers fundamental biochemical processes.

Life Sciences - Jun 20

How cells boost gene expression

Research team at Göttingen University discovers important function of antisense non-coding RNA. The function of non-coding RNA in the cell has long been a mystery to researchers.

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