USI research listed among Nature Communications' top 50 translational medicine articles


Institutional Communication Service

13 November 2023

The article "Structural basis of dimerization of chemokine receptors CCR5 and CXCR4", published by Professor Vittorio Limongelli of USI Faculty of Biomedical Sciences with his team from the Euler Institute in Nature Communications, has been included in the journal's Editors' Highlights.

Nature Communications selects a few articles that they consider particularly interesting or important. In the "Translational and Clinical Research" area, the work by Vittorio Limongelli, Daniele Di Marino, Paolo Conflitti, and Stefano Motta was among the 50 best articles. This research focused on the structure of specific receptors located in the cell membrane. The study revealed the fine mechanism of regulation of the activity of these receptors, which paves the way for designing drugs with improved pharmacological activity and reduced toxicity.