Jack asked in Science & MathematicsBiology · 8 years ago

What an analogy for Channel Proteins and Receptor Proteins?

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  • 8 years ago
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    A channel protein is like a road with some restrictions on it, only molecules of certain size and charge can use it to get into the cell. A receptor protein is like a key lock, very specific and only the right key can use it. Once the proper molecule or key comes into contact with it, a few things can happen depending on the specific receptor.

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