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1987; Changeux and Rivah 1987). In the second scheme (Fig. , Berridge 1985; Levitzki 1986), an ion channel is not an integral part of the receptor molecule. In this case, the binding of the signal molecule to the receptor triggers a cascade of transduction events that begin with structural changes in a family of membrane proteins, called guanine nucleotide-binding proteins (G-proteins). Conformational changes in the G-proteins induce changes in the structure of an enzyme that enhances or inhibits the production of one of a small family of "second messenger" substances such as cyclic AMP, cyclic GMP, inositol trisphosphate, or diacylglycerol.
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In addition to the slime mold example described earlier, external chemoreceptors sensitive to adenine nucleotides and related compounds also occur in a number of other organisms, especially insects, crustaceans, and mammals (Table 2). Of particular note are the studies in marine crustaceans demonstrating the presence of Pc and Prlike chemoreceptors that mediate detection of AMP and ATP, respectively, in seawater. The behavioral, physiological, and biochemical findings of these studies, which are summarized below, reveal striking parallels between these external purinergic systems and those described for the internal tissues of mammals.
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