Encyclopedia of Cancer

2011 Edition
| Editors: Manfred Schwab

Receptor

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-16483-5_4973

Definition

A protein that binds to a specific molecule ( ligand), such as a neurotransmitter, hormone, or other substance, and initiates the cellular response to the ligand.

 Kit/Stem Cell Factor Receptor in Oncogenesis

 Modular Transporters

 Nuclear Receptor

 Prostate-Specific Membrane Antigen (PSMA)

 Receptor Cross-Talk

 Receptor Tyrosine Kinases

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