The successful viewing of the dynamic structure

 enable us to see clearly which exact position the hormone goes into

the receptor as well as the corresponding reactions happening to the downstream signaling

proteins and the surroundings,” said Zhao Lihua, one of the leading researchers on the team and an associat

e professor from the Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).

“It will allow scientists to screen small-molecule compounds tha

t fit this exact position. If this succeeds, researchers can continue to develop oral drugs,” she said.

A paper about the study conducted by CAS’ Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica in

collaboration with researchers from Zhejiang University School of Basic Medical Sciences and University of Pittsbu

rgh School of Medicine was published on the website of United States-based journal Science on Friday.

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