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If the activity of phosphodiesterase was blocked, how would a cell be affected if it normally responded to hormonal stimulation through a second messenger system? Be specific.

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Explanation of the second messenger system in more than 250 words is provided in the solution.

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For a second messenger to work effectively it must have the following characteristics:

Amplification - when a few hormone molecules signal the cell, it needs to respond with a signal that is strong enough to get a job done without repeated high levels of stimulation.

Control --- eventually a response must be shut down .

Specificity - when a hormone is released, a given cell should respond in a specific way.
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