Newly discovered receptor influences gut development in fruit flies

Adhesion GPCRs are a group of G protein-coupled receptors associated with many bodily functions and diseases in humans. Scientists at Leipzig University have discovered a new receptor – which they have named “mayo” – and found that it influences the development of the small intestine and heart function in fruit flies, and that these phenomena may also be relevant in humans. Their findings have now been published in the journal Cell Reports.

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