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When an excess of the ligand (hormone) is poured through the column after the receptor
binding step, what do you expect will occur?
A) The ligand will attach to those beads that have the receptor and remain on the
column.
B) The ligand will cause the receptor to be displaced from the beads and eluted out.
C) The ligand will attach to the bead instead of the receptor.
D) The ligand will cause the bead to lose its affinity by changing shape.
E) The reaction will cause a pH change due to electron transfer.

Please provide an explanation for the correct answer choice

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