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Cell signalling
Cell signalling

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Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • define and use each of the terms printed in bold in the text

  • understand the basic principles of signal transduction mechanisms, in particular the concepts of response specificity, signal amplitude and duration, signal integration and intracellular location

  • give examples of different types of extracellular signals and receptors, and explain their functional significance

  • describe the mechanisms by which different receptors may be activated by their respective ligands

  • describe and give examples of the structure and properties of the major components of signal transduction pathways.