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Structure and function of receptors
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Globular proteins acting as a cell’s ‘letter boxes’
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Located mostly in the cell membrane
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Receive messages from chemical messengers coming from
other cells
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Transmit a message into the cell leading to a cellular effect
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Different receptors specific for different chemical messengers
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Each cell has a range of receptors in the cell membrane
making it responsive to different chemical messengers
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