nicotinic acetylcholine receptor

Cryo-EM structures of the nicotine receptor may lead to new therapies for addiction

UT Southwestern researchers today published in Nature atomic-scale blueprints of the most abundant class of brain nicotinic acetylcholine receptors. A structural understanding of the protein, found in neurons, could lead to new ways to treat nicotine addiction from smoking and vaping. Three-dimensional structures of nicotinic acetylcholine receptor determined by cryo-EM, courtesy of…