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Postby Ashvi_Luthra_4H » Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:01 pm

What exactly are the roles of ligands in biological processes and what do they connect to in the body?

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Re: Ligands

Postby jessicahe4Elavelle » Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:13 pm

Chronium - assists insulin in control of blood sugar
Iron - facilitates electron transfer in the oxidation of carbohydrates, proteins and fats
Cobalt - for Vitamin B12
Manganese, Nickel, Copper and Zinc - critical for enzime function.

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Re: Ligands

Postby ElliotPourdavoud 1A » Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:20 pm

Commenting so I can come back to this when studying ligands.

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Re: Ligands

Postby 305127455 » Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:56 pm

Magnesium ligands are in chlorophyll and critical for electron transport chain there.

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Re: Ligands

Postby Caroline Zepecki » Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:26 am

Do the functions of these particular ligands effect the structures of the molecules? Or just the composition?

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Re: Ligands

Postby Miriam Villarreal 1J » Fri Nov 22, 2019 10:50 am

Ligands in biological process trigger signals and have the ability to bind to the active site of a protein through intermolecular forces (ionic bonds, hydrogen bonds, Van der Waals forces).

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Re: Ligands

Postby 405335722 » Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:33 am

ligands can attach to a transition metal to form a Heme Complex. This then allows for an open binding site. In the example of myoglobin, the open binding site is used to transport oxygen (o2 binds to the transition metal that is bound to the ligand). but there are many more biological applications of ligands.

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