General principles of cellular communication

General principles of cellular communication

Course provided by Open University

Summary overview

  • Online anytime

  • 8 hours study time

  • Science and pharmaceuticals

  • Free

  • Level 3

About this course

This free course, General principles of cellular communication, explains cell-signalling pathways in general terms and identifies some of the universal characteristics of signalling pathway components.

Learning outcomes

  1. Describe in general terms how extrinsic signals activate cell-signalling pathways to elicit cellular responses.
  2. Describe how cell-signalling processes facilitate quorum sensing in bacteria.
  3. Outline the diverse roles played by proteins in cellular communication and how various proteins can function together in a signalling pathway.
  4. Relate the activities and properties (including domain structure) of proteins to their roles in signalling.