Welcome to the home page of the Molecular Recognition Section.
The section was created officially in 1993 by Dr. Kenneth A.
Jacobson, Section Chief.
is dedicated to the application of knowledge-based drug design and
discovery. It encompasses pharmacology,
biology, and medicinal, and
Our main focus is on purinoceptors
(G protein-coupled receptors and ligand-gated ion channels for adenosine, ATP, and other
nucleotides), but we work on other topics as well.
One of our projects is a database of G protein-coupled
receptor (GPCR) related information.
- the Laboratory of Bioorganic Chemistry (LBC),
- the National Institute of
Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK),
- the National Institutes of
We also bring you the home page of the Purine Club,
an organization of people involved in various aspects of
Here are two of our favorite links:
The NIH Center for
Biology at NIH.
Additional links may be found here.
If you'd like to know more about our projects, would like to
contribute text, sequences or mutations, please drop us a note at
National Institutes of Health,
National Institute of Diabetes,
Digestive and Kidney Diseases,
Laboratory of Bioorganic
Molecular Recognition Section
Building 8A, Room
Bethesda, Maryland 20892-0810