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a substance (an atom or molecule or radical or ion) that forms a complex around a central atom

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Nasdaq: NBIX), announced today that they have entered into a collaborative agreement to discover and develop corticotropin releasing factor (CRF)-binding protein ligand inhibitors for the treatment of at least two critical central-nervous-system disorders, obesity and dementia, such as that associated with Alzheimer's disease.
o "A receptor specifically expressed in skeletal muscle (MuSK) and its protein ligand that may be useful in treating muscle injury or atrophy.
The device should be used in 2 fields 1) In order to identify protein ligands (eg.
Microarrays of over 3,500 plasma membrane proteins expressed in human cells allow physiologically relevant interactions with test molecules or protein ligands to be identified with high sensitivity and specificity.
They consider the innate immune system in mammals and insects, microbial protein ligands, antimicrobial peptides, complement, antibacterial chemokines, the role of neutrophils and monocytes, functions of the airway epithelium, oxidative innate immune defenses, and the effect of aging on innate immunity.
a survey of techniques that will be integral to the discovery of new small molecule protein surface binders, from high throughput synthesis and screening techniques to in silico and in vitro methods for the discovery of novel protein ligands.