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Pia R.

asked • 04/21/19

When proteins are not reduced, and insulin continues to bind to insulin receptors. Which of the following is most likely occurring?

Type 2 diabetes is characterized by an inability of the cell to correctly process the hormone insulin. Studies show that insulin continues to be produced by the pancreas, the amount of insulin receptor proteins are not reduced, and insulin continues to bind to insulin receptors. Which of the following is most likely occurring?


A. Receptors are dynamic - the receptor is not binding as tightly to insulin and so a signal is not being produced by the target cell

B. Receptors can be blocked - the insulin receptor is no longer opening and recognizing insulin

C. Receptors are dynamic - there are fewer insulin receptor proteins on the target cells

D. Receptors can be blocked - a secondary molecule is competitively binding insulin receptors

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Sai Sri K. answered • 04/22/19

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