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Connecting Concepts: Animal Physiology/Signal Transduction 3: Implications in Human Health

Using their knowledge of signal transduction, students look at estrogen signaling and the potential role that dioxins play in disrupting this pathway in endometriosis. Students: 1) learn about the normal female reproductive cycle and symptoms of endometriosis; 2) step through an animation depicting estrogen signaling in a uterine cell; and 3) complete a simulated investigation (based on actual studies) of the effects of dioxin on the pathway in which they interpret data from experiments, select a model that incorporates experimental results, and explain how dioxin could disrupt the reproductive cycle.


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Marty Zahn
Marty Zahn (Retired Faculty)
9 years ago

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

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