The signaling mechanisms used by a steroid-hormone receptor and by an ion channel linked receptor have very few components. Can either mechanism lead to an amplification of the initial signal? If so, how? Ideas are included.
Signal amplification is one of the key benefits to signal transduction. Basically, the binding of one or two molecules of hormone or neuroreceptor to an ion-linked receptor can trigger the opening of an ion ...
Signal amplification is explained.