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New Tool For Investigating Brain Cells in Alzheimer's, Epilepsy, Stroke, and Parkinson’s Disease

News   Jan 25, 2020 | Original story by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

 
New Tool For Investigating Brain Cells in Alzheimer's, Epilepsy, Stroke, and Parkinson’s Disease

After seeing exactly how the chemical compound UBP791 fits into a subunit (D1/D2) of an NMDA brain receptor (as visualized above by Furukawa's lab) chemists can now work on designing a version of the compound that fits into that subunit and no others. In this way, they work towards a level of chemical specificity ideal for experiments and drug design. Credit: Furukawa lab/CSHL, 2020

 
 
 

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