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Ligands

Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:01 pm
by Ashvi_Luthra_4H
What exactly are the roles of ligands in biological processes and what do they connect to in the body?

Re: Ligands

Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:13 pm
by jessicahe4Elavelle
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.

Re: Ligands

Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:20 pm
by ElliotPourdavoud 1A
Commenting so I can come back to this when studying ligands.

Re: Ligands

Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:56 pm
by 305127455
Magnesium ligands are in chlorophyll and critical for electron transport chain there.

Re: Ligands

Posted: Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:26 am
by 905289082
Do the functions of these particular ligands effect the structures of the molecules? Or just the composition?

Re: Ligands

Posted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 10:50 am
by Miriam Villarreal 1J
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).

Re: Ligands

Posted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:33 am
by 405335722
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.