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2012-10-01 02:29:53

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Receptos Inc. today announced that the company is scheduled to present the Featured Presentation at the 10th Annual Discovery on Target Conference at 8:40 a.m. EDT today at the Copley Marriott Hotel in Boston. Mike Hanson, director of structural biology, will speak about the technological advancements in the field that have enabled GPCR structural biology, with an emphasis on the sphingosine 1-phosphate 1 receptor (S1P1) and adenosine a2a receptor...

2012-09-27 22:21:49

WELWYN GARDEN CITY, UK and BOSTON, September 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Heptares Therapeutics, the leading GPCR drug discovery company, announces that its Chief Executive Officer, Malcolm Weir, will represent the Company at the 12th Annual Biotech in Europe Investor Forum [http://www.sachsforum.com/zurich12/index.html ], which takes place at the Hilton Zurich Airport Hotel, Zurich, Switzerland (1-2 October 2012). On 1 October at 11:15am (CET), Dr Weir will participate in a...

2012-09-12 10:25:17

WELWYN GARDEN CITY, England and BOSTON, September 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Heptares Therapeutics, the leading GPCR drug discovery company, announces that its President, Dan Grau, will represent the Company at the 5th CNS Partnering and Deal-making conference [http://www.gtcbio.com/component/conference/?file=home&cn=5th+CNS+Partnering+and+Deal-making&cid=38 ] , which takes place at the Hilton San Francisco Financial District, San Francisco, CA (13-14 September)....

2012-09-09 22:24:24

WELWYN GARDEN CITY, England and BOSTON, September 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Update on novel structures and product pipeline to be presented at Biochemical Society and Royal Society of Chemistry meetings Heptares Therapeutics today announces that it has used its StaR(R) technology to solve entirely in-house the first structure of a Family B sub-class G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR). Chief Scientific Officer, Fiona Marshall and Chief Executive...

Why Cells And Organelles Don't Get Stuck
2012-08-31 11:44:50

Researchers explain 'hydration repulsion' between biomembranes Biomembranes enclose biological cells like a skin. They also surround organelles that carry out important functions in metabolism and cell division. Scientists have long known in principle how biomembranes are built up, and also that water molecules play a role in maintaining the optimal distance between neighboring membranes–otherwise they could not fulfill their vital functions. Now, with the help of computer...

2012-08-29 07:01:39

Proteins adorning the surfaces of human cells perform an array of essential functions, including cell signaling, communication and the transport of vital substances into and out of cells. They are critical targets for drug delivery and many proteins are now being identified as disease biomarkers–early warning beacons announcing the pre-symptomatic presence of cancers and other diseases. While study of the binding properties of membrane proteins is essential, detailed analysis of...

2012-08-15 02:25:50

SEATTLE, Aug. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Omeros Corporation (NASDAQ: OMER) today announced that it has identified compounds that functionally interact with each of five additional orphan G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs). Without compounds that functionally interact with orphan GPCRs, developing drugs targeting those receptors is extremely difficult. Omeros has now unlocked 42 Class A orphan GPCRs, representing over half of these targets. There are approximately 120 orphan GPCRs and Omeros...

2012-08-13 14:53:53

Pathway describes how alpha hydroxyl acids cause skin exfoliation A team of investigators from UC Davis and Peking University have discovered a mechanism that may explain how alpha hydroxyl acids (AHAs) -- the key ingredient in cosmetic chemical peels and wrinkle-reducing creams -- work to enhance skin appearance. An understanding of the underlying process may lead to better cosmetic formulations as well as have medical applications. The findings were published in the Journal of...

2012-08-04 02:07:05

3D movie at ℠ultraresolution´ shows how cell´s machinery bends membrane inwards Scientists at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg, Germany, have combined the power of two kinds of microscope to produce a 3-dimensional movie of how cells ℠swallow´ nutrients and other molecules by engulfing them. The study, published today in Cell, is the first to follow changes in the shape of the cell´s membrane and track proteins thought to...

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2012-08-01 17:46:10

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Cold feet are often equated to cowardice or second-thoughts when it comes to making a life-changing decision, such as going through with a marriage. Cold feet can also be more than just a joke people tell to be folksy. In fact, many people complain about their cold feet or the cold feet of a partner. Now, some physiologists have set their brains about figuring out why some people constantly have cold feet, saying a biological mechanism...


Latest Membrane biology Reference Libraries

Esophagus
2013-04-30 13:37:01

The esophagus is the muscular tube that is located between the pharynx and the stomach that aids in digestion during swallowing. Formation and Orientation The esophagus is composed of four separate layers; the mucosa, submucosa, muscularis externa and the adventitia. The mucosa includes the stratified squamous epithelium, lamina propria and muscularis mucosae. The submucosa houses the esophageal glands and connective papillae. The muscularis externa is composed of three sublayers The...

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