Drug Receptor Interactions

Molecules (eg. As drugs, hormones, neurotransmitters), which bind to receptors are called ligands. The bond can be specifically and reversibly. A ligand may activate or inactivate a receptor. An activation can increase or decrease a particular cellular function. Each ligand is capable of interacting with several subtypes of the receptor. If anything, there are few drugs that are absolutely specific for a receptor, or subtype, but most are relatively selective….

September 3, 2018