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