Structural analysis of the evolution of steroid specificity in the mineralocorticoid and glucocorticoid receptors

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Background The glucocorticoid receptor (GR) and mineralocorticoid receptor (MR) evolved from a common ancestor. Still not completely understood is how specificity for glucocorticoids (e.g. cortisol) and mineralocorticoids (e.g. aldosterone) evolved in these receptors. Results Our analysis of several vertebrate GRs and MRs in the context of 3D structures of human GR and MR indicates that with the exception of skate...
Authors: Michael E Baker, Charlie Chandsawangbhuwana, Noah Ollikainen

Color Deficiencies Caused by Rhodopsin

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A video accompanying a poster presentation by Erika Gracia from Chula Vista High School. From the RCSB Summer Course in Introductory Bioinformatics as part of the Howard Hughes Scholars Program, UCSD.