10 December 2016 Issue 44
Membrane protein stoichiometry studied in intact mammalian cells
The author discusses how cell signals are interpreted and lead to decisions triggering distinct signalling pathways.
An essential aspect of communication in all life forms is how messages are interpreted and then translated into action. Cells have receptor proteins in their plasma membranes “listening” to chemical signals from the outside world. These signals consist of ligands, small molecules that bind specifically to a receptor.
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