Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre seminar: Novel Approaches to Targeting GPCRs: focus on cannabinoid CB1 receptors Event as iCalendar

13 September 2013

1 - 2pm

Venue: Lecture Theatre 505-011, AMRF Auditorium, Building 505, 85 Park Road, Grafton

Traditional therapies targeting G-protein coupled receptors have focused on direct stimulation or blockade of the receptors (agonism/antagonism).   It is increasingly becoming apparent that such approaches can be problematic,  generating tolerance, and unwanted side effects due to the wide spread distribution of the receptors.  The receptor signalling laboratory focuses on understanding the molecular mechanisms governing receptor signalling and trafficking in order to develop more targeted approaches which overcome these limitations.  Using the example of the cannabinoid CB1 receptor I will explain the approaches we are using to identify more appropriate drug targets.

presented by: Associate Professor Michelle Glass


For more information please contact:

Dr Jack Flanagan Email: j.flanagan@auckland.ac.nz