Beyond the Flavour: The Potential Druggability of Chemosensory G Protein-Coupled Receptors
AbstractG protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) belong to the largest class of drug targets. Approximately half of the members of the human GPCR superfamily are chemosensory receptors, including odorant receptors (ORs), trace amine-associated receptors (TAARs), bitter taste receptors (TAS2Rs), sweet and umami taste receptors (TAS1Rs). Interestingly, these chemosensory GPCRs (csGPCRs) are expressed in several tissues of the body where they are supposed to play a role in biological functions other than chemosensation. Despite their abundance and physiological/pathological relevance, the druggability of csGPCRs has been suggested but not fully characterized. Here, we aim to explore the potential of targeting csGPCRs to treat diseases by reviewing the current knowledge of csGPCRs expressed throughout the body and by analysing the chemical space and the drug-likeness of flavour molecules. View Full-Text
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Di Pizio, A.; Behrens, M.; Krautwurst, D. Beyond the Flavour: The Potential Druggability of Chemosensory G Protein-Coupled Receptors. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2019, 20, 1402.
Di Pizio A, Behrens M, Krautwurst D. Beyond the Flavour: The Potential Druggability of Chemosensory G Protein-Coupled Receptors. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2019; 20(6):1402.Chicago/Turabian Style
Di Pizio, Antonella; Behrens, Maik; Krautwurst, Dietmar. 2019. "Beyond the Flavour: The Potential Druggability of Chemosensory G Protein-Coupled Receptors." Int. J. Mol. Sci. 20, no. 6: 1402.
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