Research Higlight: Serotonin Receptor 5-HT2B

ENP group leader Luc Maroteaux and his team continue to make headway on understanding serotonin receptor 5-HT2B. They studied the N-terminal region of the receptor and discovered that it appears to play an important role as a negative modulator. They found that the N-terminus acts as a negative control over the 5-HT2B receptor’s activation.

For more details, check out the article:

Belmer A, Doly S, Setola V, Banas SM, Moutkine I, Boutourlinsky K, Kenakin T, Maroteaux L. Role of the N-Terminal Region in G Protein-Coupled Receptor Functions: Negative Modulation Revealed by 5-HT2B Receptor Polymorphisms. Mol Pharmacol. Jan 2014. 85(1): 127-138.

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 Key words: Serotonin, 5-HT2B receptor

Figure 1 from Belmer et al., Molec Pharmacol., 2014. Depiction of the molecules comprising the 5-HT2B receptor