Welcome to the Sutton Lab!
The Sutton laboratory is interested in studying G protein coupled receptor (GPCR) signaling in the brain. GPCRs are the largest family of cell surface receptors and are activated by various ligands including neurotransmitters, hormones, peptides, ions and light. These characteristic features of GPCRs make them major therapeutic targets for neuropsychiatric disorders and neurodegenerative diseases. Our goal is to elucidate how and where GPCRs control normal neuronal functioning and how disruptions contribute to disease states. We employ various techniques to decipher the physiological role of GPCRs including unbiased behavioral phenotyping, proteomics analysis, imaging techniques and cell-based assays.
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