Issue Date: October 15, 2012 | Web Date: October 12, 2012
Robert J. Lefkowitz And Brian K. Kobilka Win 2012 Nobel Prize In Chemistry
Robert J. Lefkowitz, 69, and Brian K. Kobilka, 57, will take home this year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry for unraveling the molecular workings of G-protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs). The receptors are a family of proteins that transmit critical biological messages for functions such as vision, smell, taste, and neurotransmission, and they are targets for myriad drugs.
GPCRs “are crucially positioned to regulate almost every known physiological process in humans,” Lefkowitz, . . .
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