New collaborative preprint between the Greenberg, Bowman, and Leinwand labs examining the how drugs target specific myosin isoforms.

Specific myosin isoforms have emerged as drug targets in diseases including heart failure, cancer, muscle diseases, and parasitic infections; however, targeting specific myosins without affecting others has been challenging since most myosins share a common structure.  Here, we show that the structural dynamics play a critical role in determining drug specificity. The understandings gleaned from this study will help with the design of new therapeutics targeting specific myosin isoforms.

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