Campbell Biology (10th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0321775651
ISBN 13: 978-0-32177-565-8

Chapter 2 - 2.3 - Concept Check: 3

Answer

Drugs usually substitute the essential signaling molecules that body fails to produce.

Work Step by Step

A pharmaceutical researcher needs to know the structure of naturally occurring signaling molecules. This is important to synthesize drugs which will have chemical and physical properties and similar binding sites as the signaling molecules. Those drugs can then be used when the body fails to produce signaling molecules
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