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What is receptor dimerization?

Receptor dimerization is the joining of the receptor proteins. It this step does not take place, then the responder protein will not autophosphorylate. Signal transduction will not occur if the receptor proteins do not join together. Full Answer

Is CD4 an adhesion molecule?

The glycoprotein CD4 is a co-receptor. A co-receptor is "a cell surface receptor, which, when bound to its respective ligand, modulates antigen receptor binding or affects cellular activation after antigen-receptor interactions." (MediLexicon) Full Answer

How do receptors work?

A receptor is generally a recognition molecule situated on the surface of a cell. A receptor is a molecule that is sensitive to a particular signal and is also able to transmit information to the nucleus in order to control… Full Answer