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Unformatted text preview: Chemical Signal T ransduction Curare it is found in frogs (brightly colored), it is mostly carried in their skin and if birds try to eat frogs they will be poisoned as well, Curare paralyses the skeletal muscles. Curare competes with Acetylcholine (which is a postsynaptic receptor protein), curare competes with Acetylcholine at the receptor site and binds to Acetylcholine and doesn’t open the ion channel. As a result muscle doesn’t get the message. Sarin it is a poisonous gas, it inhibits Acetylcholinesterase and keeps acetylcholine in the synaptic cleft. Sarin does not allow proper breathing you can inhale but you can’t exhale. Botulinnm toxin it is made by anaerobic bacteria can be found in canned food (not acidic food) I t prevents NT vesicle docking and release. ETC There are many poisons that hinder in the making of ATP. Many of these poisons work by messing up the aerobic respiration. Some work quickly and some work very slowly....
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This note was uploaded on 11/17/2010 for the course BIO 205 taught by Professor G during the Spring '10 term at WPUNJ.
- Spring '10
- cell biology