what is receptor

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P.V.ABHIGNA's picture

Receptors are macromolecular proteinaceous or glycoproteinaceous components of the tissues which are present either on cell surface membrane or cell emembrane or cell, to which agents(endogenous like peptie, hormones and exogenous like drugs and poisons)bind to exert their action REF:LIPPINCOTTS ILLUSTRATED REVIEWS:PHARMACLOGY,3RD edition , page-34


Shruti Priya's picture

Receptors are regulatory protein macromolecules whose function is to recognise and respond to a particular endogenous chemical signals or effectors such as structural proteins,template biomolecules etc,located on the surface or inside the effector cell..it by itself has no function. Reference:1.Rang and Dale's Pharmacology,page no.9 2.K D Tripathi's 'Essentials of Medical Pharmacology', page no.41

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Guy-Armel BOUNDA's picture

A receptor is a type of specialized structural protein molecule on the cell surface or within the cytoplasm that binds to a specific factor, such as a drug, hormone, antigen or neurotransmitter. Ref: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Receptor_(biochemistry) http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=receptor http://publications.nigms.nih.gov/medbydesign/glossary.html

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