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Second Messengers - The cAMP and Ca++ Pathways

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1The second messenger cAMP is synthesized by the enzyme
A)adenylyl cyclase.
B)cAMP phoshodiesterase.
C)ATPase.
D)ligase.
E)phosphorylase.



2Binding of a signal molecule to a cell surface receptor activates a ________, which in turn activates ________.
A)α-kinase ; phospholipase C
B)α-kinase ; adenylyl cyclase
C)α-kinase ; G-protein
D)G-protein ; α-kinase
E)G-protein ; phospholipase C



3Which of the following statements about inositol triphosphate is FALSE?
A)It is formed in the cytoplasm.
B)It is synthesized by a membrane-bound enzyme.
C)It is synthesized by the enzyme phosphatase.
D)It binds to and opens Ca2+ channels in the endoplasmic reticulum.
E)Choose this answer if all of the above are true



4Calcium ions serve as second messengers.
A)True
B)False



5The enzyme α-kinase adds phosphates to specific proteins.
A)True
B)False







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