The Role of Receptor Expression in Health and Disease


Ligang Fukuyama

Receptors play a crucial role in various physiological processes, serving as molecular switches that mediate cellular responses to external stimuli. The expression of receptors on the cell surface determines the responsiveness of cells to specific ligands, hormones, neurotransmitters and other signaling molecules. In health and disease, receptor expression levels and patterns can significantly influence cellular function and contribute to the development and progression of various conditions. This article explores the essential role of receptor expression in health and disease, highlighting its significance in cellular communication, immune responses and various pathologies. Furthermore, it discusses the potential therapeutic implications of modulating receptor expression as a novel approach to manage and treat diseases.




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