Problem: A biochemist is designing a new drug that will mimic the shape and function of a particular signal molecule. Therefore she must produce a molecule that will bind to the receptor protein anda. induce a change in the receptor molecule shape, which will ultimately prevent a cellular response.b. induce a change in the receptor molecule shape, which will ultimately produce a cellular response.c. produce a cellular response by altering the Na+/K+ pump located near the receptor site.

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A biochemist is designing a new drug that will mimic the shape and function of a particular signal molecule. Therefore she must produce a molecule that will bind to the receptor protein and

a. induce a change in the receptor molecule shape, which will ultimately prevent a cellular response.

b. induce a change in the receptor molecule shape, which will ultimately produce a cellular response.

c. produce a cellular response by altering the Na+/K+ pump located near the receptor site.

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