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Dr Gary B Willars

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology
University of Leicester
United Kingdom



Research Interest

G-protein-coupled receptor signalling and regulation – current interests are focussed on neuromedin U receptors and the glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor, where we are exploring aspects including ligand bias, novel ligands, interactions between allosteric and othosteric ligands and factors influencing receptor recycling and re-sensitisation.


  • Li, N., Lu, J. and Willars, G.B. (2012) Allosteric modulation of the activity of the glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) metabolite GLP-1 9-36 amide at the GLP-1 receptor. PLoS ONE 7 e47936 1-10.

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