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US scientists Robert Lefkowitz and Brian Kobilka win the 2012 Nobel Prize in chemistry for studies of an important family of protein receptors, called G-protein-coupled receptors. What are G-protein-coupled receptors? It is an important family of receptors found in human body cells which allow the cell to sense and respond to outside chemical signals like ..
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