LSD’s grip on brain protein could explain drug’s long-lasting effects

Molecular modeling called ‘first snapshot of LSD in action’

LSD in brain protein

HALLUCINOGEN HIDEAWAY  A protein that senses serotonin in the brain traps LSD (pink) inside a pocket and forms a lid (dark purple) over the opening. The lid moves aside occasionally (right), allowing LSD to escape.

D. Wacker et al/Cell 2017

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