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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.

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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 ...

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Signal amplification is explained.