Teaching receptor theory to biochemistry undergraduates
Article first published online: 3 NOV 2006
Copyright © 2003 International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Inc.
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education
Volume 31, Issue 2, pages 85–92, March 2003
How to Cite
Benore-Parsons, M. and Sufka, K. J. (2003), Teaching receptor theory to biochemistry undergraduates. Biochem. Mol. Biol. Educ., 31: 85–92. doi: 10.1002/bmb.2003.494031020172
- Issue published online: 3 NOV 2006
- Article first published online: 3 NOV 2006
- Manuscript Revised: 1 OCT 2002
- Manuscript Received: 15 AUG 2002
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Receptor:ligand interactions account for numerous reactions critical to biochemistry and molecular biology. While students are typically exposed to some examples, such as hemoglobin binding of oxygen and signal transduction pathways, the topic could easily be expanded. Theory and kinetic analysis, types of receptors, and the experimental assay techniques should be included to properly prepare students for careers in research, medicine, or professional programs. In this article we offer a range of material for teaching these concepts to students.