Your research project involves the characterization of a particular signal transduction pathway. Specifically, you have been studying a receptor tyrosine kinase and protein X, which initiates downstream events. You are certain that protein X is part of the signal transduction pathway, but have been unable to identify a direct protein-protein interaction between the receptor tyrosine kinase and the protein X. What should you do next?
a. Try to identify a coactivator protein.
b. Try to identify proteins that act downstream of protein X.
c. Try to identify an adapter protein that can interact with both the receptor and protein X.
d. Confirm the interaction between the receptor tyrosine kinase and its signal molecule.
Frequently Asked Questions
What scientific concept do you need to know in order to solve this problem?
Our tutors have indicated that to solve this problem you will need to apply the Transduction and Response concept. You can view video lessons to learn Transduction and Response. Or if you need more Transduction and Response practice, you can also practice Transduction and Response practice problems.
What is the difficulty of this problem?
Our tutors rated the difficulty ofYour research project involves the characterization of a par...as high difficulty.
How long does this problem take to solve?
Our expert Biology tutor, Kaitlyn took 14 minutes and 27 seconds to solve this problem. You can follow their steps in the video explanation above.