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Micro-pharmacokinetics: quantifying local drug concentration at live cell membranes (2018)
Journal Article
Gherbi, K., Briddon, S. J., & Charlton, S. J. (in press). Micro-pharmacokinetics: quantifying local drug concentration at live cell membranes. Scientific Reports, 8, doi:10.1038/s41598-018-21100-x. ISSN 2045-2322

Fundamental equations for determining pharmacological parameters, such as the binding afnity of a ligand for its target receptor, assume a homogeneous distribution of ligand, with concentrations in the immediate vicinity of the receptor being the sam... Read More

Long receptor residence time of C26 contributes to super agonist activity at the human β2 adrenoceptor (2016)
Journal Article
Rosethorne, E. M., Bradley, M. E., Gherbi, K., Sykes, D. A., Sattikar, A., Wright, J. D., …Charlton, S. J. (2016). Long receptor residence time of C26 contributes to super agonist activity at the human β2 adrenoceptor. Molecular Pharmacology, 89(4), doi:10.1124/mol.115.101253. ISSN 0026-895X

Super agonists produce greater functional responses than endogenous agonists in the same assay, and their unique pharmacology is the subject of increasing interest and debate. We propose that receptor residence time and the duration of receptor signa... Read More