Is it true that all small intracellular mediators (second messengers) are water-soluble and pass freely through the cytosol? Why?
I know this is true, but why is it true?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com March 4, 2021, 6:18 pm ad1c9bdddf
Well, all of the cytosolic second messengers that I can think of off the top of my head are certainly water-soluble and pass freely through the cytosol, e.g. cyclic AMP, Ca ions, inositol triphosphate, etc.
Why would this be ...
The expert examines water solubility of secondary messengers. Water-solubility of passing through cytosol are determined.