Extrasensory Perception: Making Sense out of Senses | Illumina SciMon Video

27 October 2014

Over 40% of drugs on the market target G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs). Sequencing has helped identify lipid sensing taste receptor GPCRs. Smell and taste receptors represent the huge family of GPCRs. The Illumina Human Body Map 2.0 data shows GPCRs are not only expressed in the tongue and nose, but are also expressed in the lungs, gut and sperm. Illumina sequencing technology has unveiled body-wide GPCR expression, opening possibilities for new drug targets. For more information on applications of Illumina technology in the field of Agrigenomics and Drug Discovery, please visit us at Illumina: Agrigenomics http://www.illumina.com/applications/agriculture.ilmn Drug Discovery http://www.illumina.com/applications/genomics-in-drug-development.ilmn Products: TruSeq RNA Sample Prep kit: http://support.illumina.com/sequencing/sequencing_kits/truseq_rna_sample_prep_kit.html HiSeq: http://systems.illumina.com/systems/hiseq_2500_1500.ilmn Genome Analyzer: Publication Links: PMID: 24280065 | Foster S.R., et al. (2014): http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24280065 PMID: 24613607 | Bohbot J.D., et al. (2014): http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24613607 PMID: 23405139 | Flegel C., et al. (2013): http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23405139 Publication Research Reviews: Agrigenomics Resources: http://www.illumina.com/applications/agriculture/agrigenomics-resources.ilmn Genomics in Drug Development Resources: http://www.illumina.com/applications/genomics-in-drug-development/ngs-for-drug-development.ilmn The Science Mondays (SciMon) series is brought to you by Illumina http://www.illumina.com/ Illumina hosts Swati Kadam, Ph.D., Scientific Liaison, Scientific Affairs and Jacques Retief, Associate Director Scientific Affairs deliver 7 minutes of scientific enlightenment on the latest discoveries.

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