Receptor Sites of Cells

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Receptor Sites of Cells

Post by AcousticWolf » Sat Jan 10, 2009 4:35 am

Im curious about the receptor sites of various cells in the body. First, do different cells in the human body have different receptor sites? Second, are there any known methods or diseases of any kind that either destroy or mutate the receptor sites, and if so how would it affect the human body if these sites were destroyed of mutated? Thank you

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Post by baikuza » Sat Jan 10, 2009 9:13 am

1st >> yes, they have
2nd >> yes, they are but not mutate it. they closed the site that bind to the hormones/other stimulation of the receptor. as the result, the certain compounds cannot attached to the receptor. in this case, the cell won't be able to response... as if the cells lost it's "eyes"

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Post by AcousticWolf » Sat Jan 10, 2009 7:57 pm

thank you so much for your help i appreciate it! now i ask what is it that can close these sites and how would the body react to them closing? id imagine complications would arise such as anemia with substances like iron unable to use these receptor sites. Im a Highschool student and i really like biology thats why im asking just trying to learn things.

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