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Cell Communication

Cell Biology Learning Framework

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Cell Communication
How do cells send, receive, and respond to signals from their environment, including other cells?
  • Explain how a cell’s interactions with its environment can influence cell morphology, behavior, division, or survival.
  • Compare and contrast the molecular mechanisms of membrane receptor-mediated and nuclear receptor-mediated signal transduction.
  • Describe different mechanisms by which a membrane-bound receptor can affect cell physiology or behavior.
  • Choose an everyday human experience and explain how it is mediated by cellular changes due to an external signal.
  • Describe how the presence of gap junctions alters cellular responses to extracellular signals.


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