Molecules can activate proteins so the job is "just" to find the right molecule. Researchers have developed a computer model of FFA4 that can help them select correct molecules for synthesis by first testing if they bind in the computer model.
"This way we can test thousands of molecules in a very short time before going into the laboratory. This will speed up the process of finding the right compounds that can be developed to efficient drugs against obesity or diabetes", Shimpukade concluded. The findings were published in The Journal of Biological Chemistry. (IANS)