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Receptors, Cell Surface

Cell surface proteins that bind signalling molecules external to the cell with high affinity and convert this extracellular event into one or more intracellular signals that alter the behavior of the target cell (From Alberts, Molecular Biology of the Cell, 2nd ed, pp693-5). Cell surface receptors, unlike enzymes, do not chemically alter their ligands.

Year introduced: 1994

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Tree Number(s): D12.776.543.750

MeSH Unique ID: D011956

Entry Terms:

  • Cell Surface Receptors
  • Hormone Receptors, Cell Surface
  • Cell Surface Hormone Receptors
  • Endogenous Substances Receptors
  • Receptors, Endogenous Substances

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