Dr. GPCR Newsletter April, 2022
Hello Readers, We are saddened to share the passing of Dr. Marc Caron, a giant in our field, James B. Duke Professor of Cell Biology, Professor of Neurobiology, Professor of Medicine, and a member of the Duke Cancer Institute and Duke Institute for Brain Sciences. We would like to extend our condolences to family, friends, and colleagues. As a way to remember Dr. Caron, we'd like to invite you to share your memories of him and how he's impacted you and the field here. We will be compiling your responses and sharing them in a special edition of the Dr. GPCR Newsletter in May. In the meantime, here is a snapshot of Dr. Caron's scientific contributions.
This month's news are listed below:
Dr. GPCR Ecosystem 2.0: We are working on bringing the Dr. GPCR Ecosytem even closer, in one place, and making it available at the tip of your fingers (the app is currently under review!). While we wait and put in the finishing touches, you can sign up to be an Ecosystem beta-tester here today! (it will only take a minute).
Dr. GPCR Virtual Cafe: Next on the Virtual Cafe is Dr. GPCR founder Dr. Yamina Berchiche to talk about the inception of Dr. GPCR, what we've accomplished in the past ~2.5 years, and the Dr. GPCR Ecosystem 2.0. Reserve your free seat today. We start at 11 am EST on April 28th, 2022. Make sure that you mark your calendar for May 26th at 11 am EST to hear from Dr. JoAnn Trejo. Tickets are now available for both events. Reserve yours today. Seats are limited.
Dr. GPCR Podcast: This month our guests include Dr. Matthew Eddy, an episode about the history of the GPCR Retreat with Dr. Steve Ferguson & Dr. Martin Beaulieu who talked to us about the upcoming GPCR Retreat. Are you going to be our next podcast guest? Scientists at all levels are welcome! Schedule your podcast episode recording here.
Dr. GPCR Summit Survey: Mark your calendar, the 3rd edition of the Dr. GPCR Summit will be held between October 10th and 16th. Help us organize the next Dr. GPCR Summit 2022 for you! Please take a moment to fill out the Summit Survey today! The 2021 Summit talks are now available to view on our YouTube Channel. Don't forget to subscribe!
1. Interesting papers published in March 2022
1.1 Receptor activation and signaling
1.2 Structural and molecular insights into GPCR function
1.3 GPCRs in Oncology and Immunology
1.4 GPCRs in Cardiology, Endocrinology, and Taste
1.5 GPCRs in Neuroscience
1.6 Methods & Updates in GPCR Research
1.7 GPCR Binders, Drugs, and More
2. Industry news
Addex Therapeutics Ltd announced that patient enrollment has been completed in its Phase 2a clinical study evaluating dipraglurant as a potential treatment for blepharospasm which selectively targets mGlu5 through allosteric modulation to downregulate the neurotransmission believed to cause blepharospasm
3. Meetings and webinars