receptor antagonist


a: Receptor antagonist ~
b: soft ball in a base ball glove

What: Think of a cellular receptor as a glove and its ligand as a baseball. They are made for each other. One captures the other. Now think about a baseball glove with a large softball in it. The glove can no longer effectively capture the baseball because there is another ball blocking the pocket. It much more complicated than this, but the essence is something is blocking something else.

Writer: Lucrezia
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Jan 22 2015 9:53 AM

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