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7. Small Structures in Biology

Many of the important functions of the cell involve small molecules. The list includes substrates or inhibitors of essential enzyme systems, coenzymes, vitamins, antibiotics, steroid hormones and toxic chemicals. A few illustrative examples follow. They will show the techniques used and the types of information that result. Many good examples are not given because of space and time limitations.


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