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"Connecting Concepts: Animal Physiology/Signal Transduction 2: Intracellular Signal Transduction" icon

Connecting Concepts: Animal Physiology/Signal Transduction 2: Intracellular Signal Transduction

Students dive 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 pathway; 2) reconstruct the sequence of events in the pathway; and 3) conduct simulated experiments testing chemical inhibitors of the pathway and the behavior of mosquitoes with mutations in the pathway; and 4) identify molecular amplification and regulatory events.


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Marty Zahn
Marty Zahn (Retired Faculty)
9 years ago

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

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