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We employed the first principles computational method MembStruk and homology modeling techniques to predict the 3D structures of the human phenylthiocarbamide (PTC) taste receptor. This protein is a seven-transmembrane-domain G protein-coupled receptor that exists in two main forms worldwide, designated taster and nontaster, which differ from each other at(More)
The mutation of the PKD1 gene causes autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD), and the PKD1 gene encodes polycystin-1 (PC-1). PC-1 is thought to be a cell-cell/matrix adhesion receptor molecule at the cell surface that is widely expressed in the kidney. However, there are controversies about the role of PC-1 protein and its expression when using(More)
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