Material Detail

Animal Physiology/Signal Transduction

Animal Physiology/Signal Transduction

Description This tutorial/simulation consists of three topics. In topic 1, 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. In topic 2, students delve further into signal transduction with a journey into the olfactory neuron of a mosquito. They look at how lactic acid in human sweat triggers a cellular and behavioral mosquito response. Students: 1) step through an animation of the... Show More


More about this material


Log in to participate in the discussions or sign up if you are not already a MERLOT member.