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Unformatted text preview: ique 3‐dimensional shapes; the particular shape is often critical to their function & activity (introduces specificity).
• 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
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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.
- Spring '08