Lillian works on the relaxin family peptide 3 (RXFP3) to understand the interactions of the reception and the neuropeptide relaxin-3. The relaxin-3/RXFP3 neuropeptide system has been shown to be involved in the modulation of a range of neurological behaviors such as stress, appetite and sleep/wake cycles. Understanding this system is crucial for dissecting the neurobiology and designing small specific drugs against the receptor to treat neurological disorders.
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