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The University of Glasgow is Awarded US Patent

The University of Glasgow has been awarded US Patent 7,405,053, “Materials and methods relating to G-protein coupled receptor oligomers.”
The inventors listed on the patent are Graeme Milligan and Dominic Behan.

According to its abstract, the patent describes materials and methods relating to G protein-coupled receptor oligomers. Complexes of two or more GPCRs associated with G proteins are provided. The patent also provides fusion proteins comprising a GPCR and a G protein, nucleic acids, expression vectors, and host cells. The patent describes methods of producing the complexes and fusion proteins.