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Unformatted text preview: ique 3‐dimensional shapes; the particular shape is often critical to their function & activity (introduces specificity). recognize • Many biological molecules recognize and interact with one another based on molecular shape. Examples: – – – – Transmission of nerve impulses, Muscle contractions Chemical reactions, Cell‐Cell communication Molecule transport, Hormone action Viral infectivity Signal molecule:receptor molecule interaction → transmission of information via nerve cells (neurons) Molecular shape is crucial for recognition & binding between molecules Forming Molecules by Chemical Reactions • Che...
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This note was uploaded on 08/16/2011 for the course BIOL 1361-1362 taught by Professor Any during the Spring '08 term at University of Houston.

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