This lecture is an introduction to cell signaling. The lecture slides and textbook alone contain enough information as an introduction to the subject for this level of study. If you are interested in further reading, I have also included below links to more detailed textbooks with further information and images. Please note this additional information is not necessarily examinable, but may be useful if you have not previously studied biology. The link below to lecture slides allows you to open and view the slides in your web browser or download the PDF document for later viewing/printing.
Understand main types of signaling mechanisms
Understand concept of receptor and ligand
Understand membrane, cytoplasmic and nuclear receptors
Brief understanding protein growth factor pathway
Brief understanding of steroid hormone pathway
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Histology and Cell Biology (Kierszenbaum): Chapter 3. Cell Signaling
(links to a number of different online educational resources)
The Online Mendelian Inheritence in Man (OMIM) database contains molecular references. The list below represents only a selected few of the entries, to see all related entries use the search feature below. OMIM Database
Search OMIM Database with "steroid hormone"
receptors, plasma membrane, tyrosine kinase, steroid receptor, transcription factors, kinase cascade, hormones, protein growth factors, cAMP, cGMP