Campbell Biology (10th Edition)

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Chapter 11 - 11.2 - Concept Check: 2

Answer

A lack of dimerization would make the receptor tyrosine kinase non-functional, so the signal would bind but would not be able to be carried further into the cell.

Work Step by Step

Concept 11.3 shows that receptor tyrosine kinases need to dimerize to be functional. This question is asking you to see that a broken part of the signalling pathway will halt the transduction of the signal.
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