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Unformatted text preview: Attachment of the Cytoskeleton Receptors Receptors enable cells to detect hormones and a variety of other chemicals in their environment. The binding of a molecule and a receptor initiates a chemical change within the cell. In the diagram above, the binding of hormone and receptor initiates the conversion of chemical A to chemical B. Hormones are molecules that cells use to communicate with one another. For example, cells in the pancreas produce the hormone insulin when glucose levels in the blood become elevated. The hormone travels within the blood to other parts of the body. It stimulates liver and muscle cells to begin removing the glucose and storing it as glycogen....
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