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"Connecting Concepts: Animal Physiology/Signal Transduction 1 : Components and Events" icon

Connecting Concepts: Animal Physiology/Signal Transduction 1 : Components and Events

In this tutorial/simulation, students examine generalized components and events of signal transduction, first using the metaphor of a pool game and then in the Fight-or-Flight response. Students will: 1)observe animations of signal transduction in the game of pool, in the organ systems of a student, and in a liver cell responding to adrenalin; and 2) identify components (receptor, intermediaries, target) and events (signal engagement, relay, and interaction with target) in each animation.


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Marty Zahn
Marty Zahn (Retired Faculty)
9 years ago

Part one of three excellent interactive exercises that investigate the concept of signal transduction. Students are required to draw conclusions from information and data provided. This is a very difficult concept for students. Very well organized and well written. Have used in class successfully.

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Requires Flash player

Used in course? Yes
Time spent reviewing site: 1/2 hour