The Binding Site for the Anesthetic Propofol (audio) Washington University School of Medicine Share Print E-Mail Loading audio... Caption Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and Imperial College in London have been studying propofol, the world's most widely used intravenous anesthetic. And the research team reports in the journal Nature Chemical Biology that they have now identifed the site at which that drug binds to receptors in brain cells to sedate patients during surgery. Jim Dryden reports... Credit Washington University BioMed Radio Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.