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Therapeutic Exploitation of GPR18: Beyond the Cannabinoids?

By September 11, 2020 September 15th, 2020 No Comments

doi: 10.1021/acs.jmedchem.0c00926.

Online ahead of print.

Abstract

GPR18 is a G protein-coupled receptor that belongs to the orphan class A family. Even though it shares low sequence homology with the cannabinoid receptors, CB1R and CB2R, a growing body of research suggests its relationship with the endocannabinoid system, not only because it is able to recognize cannabinoid ligands, but also because of its expression and ability to heteromerize with CBRs. In this perspective, we aim to analyze the biological relevance, reported modulators and structural features of GPR18. In order to guide future drug design in this field, highlights from molecular modeling of GPR18 will be provided.

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