Microbial Pathogens and Their Toxins: The Link between Microbes and Human Disease
2. Microbial Pathogens and Their Toxins
3. The Link between Microbes and Human Disease
Small molecules are organic compounds that have a molecular weight of less than 1,000 daltons.
Small molecules can be found naturally in plants and animals, or they can be synthesized in laboratories.
Small molecules play an important role in human health by serving as hormones, neurotransmitters, and cell signaling molecules. They can also be used to treat diseases by targeting specific proteins involved in the disease process.
The benefits of using small molecules include their high specificity and potency, which allows for more targeted treatment of diseases with fewer side effects. Additionally, small molecules are typically less expensive to produce than larger biologic drugs.