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9th Edition
Mary K. Campbell + 2 others
ISBN: 9781305961135

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9th Edition
Mary K. Campbell + 2 others
ISBN: 9781305961135
Textbook Problem

RECALL What happens to the human growth hormone receptor when it binds hGH?

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The fate of the human growth hormone receptor after its binding to the human growth hormone (hGH) is to be discussed.

Concept introduction:

The human growth hormone is released by the anterior pituitary glands and helps in cell regeneration, cell reproduction, and growth.

The protein receptor is a type of protein that binds to specific molecules and conducts downstream signaling in a cell.

Explanation

The human growth hormone or hGH is a peptide hormone that is 191-amino acid long. The hGH receptor is a homodimer protein, which means that the two chains are identical in nature and they extend out of the cell emmbrane. As soon as the hGH binds to its receptor, the information is passed to the transmembrane domain of the receptor and, then, to the intrinsic domain...

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