The “orphan” that’s linked to stress, anxiety, and depression
Mental Health Depression Anxiety

The “orphan” that’s linked to stress, anxiety, and depression

Dr. Feriha Fatima Khidri
Dr. Feriha Fatima Khidri

In 10 seconds? Scientists have discovered that depression and anxiety are linked to a receptor located in our brain. The finding may pave the way for novel approaches and therapies to “switch off” major depressive and mood disorders.

Isn’t that great? So how did scientists discover it? Researchers determined the structure of a depression-inked receptor, GPR158 in the human brain using a technique known as single-particle cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM).

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