Diagnosis, Targeted therapies: Targeting activators

In this section learn that tyrosine kinases are a family of activator proteins that trigger the cell signaling process leading to cell growth and division.

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  • Some drugs mimic or block the molecules involved in communication between cells and therefore affect operations of the brain and body.| AAAS#6C/H3
  • Knowledge of molecular structure and interactions aids in synthesizing new drugs and predicting their effects.| AAAS#8F/H5
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