05ReceptorsFQ - functions 5 What is a phosphorylation...

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Focus Questions: Receptors 1.  What is the relationship between the interactions of cells with their environment and the concept  of signal transduction?  What is the role of information in this, and how does it relate to  information in the cell? 2.  How do we distinguish the two basic types of receptors?  What is the difference in their ligands?  How does ligand chemistry affect the functioning of these receptor types? 3.  How do steroid hormones function?  Do they require intermediate molecules?  What is their  mode of action? 4.  What are the basic subtypes of membrane receptors?  How do these classifications relate to their 
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Unformatted text preview: functions? 5. What is a phosphorylation cascade? Trace the events from the binding of a growth factor to a cellular response. 6. What is a G-protein? How do G protein-coupled receptors function? How are the various parts of the system activated and deactivated? 7. What kinds of effectors and messengers require G proteins for activation? 8. Is their any relevance to human health of GPCR’s? Kenneth A. Mason (2005). This material can be used for non-profit educational purposes, if properly attributed. All other uses are prohibited unless written permission is granted....
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