Dictionary » S » Signal transduction

Signal transduction

Signal transduction

The cascade of processes by which an extracellular signal (typically a hormone or neurotransmitter) interacts with a receptor at the cell surface, causing a change in the level of a second messenger (for example calcium or cyclic AMP) and ultimately effects a change in the cells functioning (for example: triggering glucose uptake or initiating cell division). Can also be applied to sensory signal transduction, for example of light at photoreceptors.


Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page



Results from our forum


Re:

... limited by its toxicity to normal cells. On the basis of discoveries in signal transduction and cell cycle regulation, novel mechanism-based therapeutics are being developed. ...

See entire post
by PeterDow
Wed Oct 30, 2013 3:02 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: My “Eureka” moment. A cure for cancer.
Replies: 9
Views: 11440

Amyloid beta (A4) precursor protein degradation products

... G protein-coupled receptor-like role to participate in transmembrane signal transduction process. (2) to promote cell adhesion, cell shape remodeling and neural development. ...

See entire post
by Anonymous
Tue Jun 12, 2012 3:11 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Amyloid beta (A4) precursor protein degradation products
Replies: 1
Views: 6788

caveolae and caveolin1

... in endothelial cells and adipocytes. have several functions in signal transduction.[1] They are also believed to play a role in endocytosis, oncogenesis, and the ...

See entire post
by taruntbiotech
Mon May 14, 2012 5:10 pm
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: caveolae and caveolin1
Replies: 1
Views: 3263

plants' intelligence (neurosensing)

... journal called Plant neurobiology, but it changed into something like Signal transduction. Just look for plant neurobiology on Google and you will find plenty of articles. ...

See entire post
by JackBean
Wed Feb 08, 2012 1:23 pm
 
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: plants' intelligence (neurosensing)
Replies: 3
Views: 2814

a picture of signal transduction for you to download!

a picture of signal transduction for you to download!

See entire post
by kenzhang
Fri Apr 22, 2011 8:38 am
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: a picture of signal transduction for you to download!
Replies: 0
Views: 766
View all matching forum results

This page was last modified 15:46, 20 March 2007. This page has been accessed 25,883 times. 
What links here | Related changes | Permanent link