Over at Omics! Omics!, Keith Robison blogs joyfully about "a flurry of papers" marking the end of a long GPCR structure drought. He writes that since the first GPCR structure was published in 2000, there's been no addition to crystallography of other such receptors -- until now. The papers out now describe the structure of the beta-2-adrenergic receptor. For more information, check out Robison's full post.

 

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