Hormones and Signal Transduction

Hormones and Signal Transduction

by Kevin Ahern, PhD

Hormones and signal transduction are complicated and important topics for medical students to add to their bow. The majority of medications use receptors and intracellular signalling to cause change in the human body. You must understand how these mechanisms work before prescribing drugs. Learn about hormones and signal transduction with Lecturio. In this course we will cover general topics such as:

  • Receptors and Messengers
  • Protein Coupled Receptors
  • Actions of the Second Messenger

We also review specific topics such as:

  • alpha- and β-adrenergic Receptor Signaling
  • Receptor Tyrosine Kinase Signaling
  • HER2-Receptor and Bcr-Abl
  • Steroid Hormone Signaling

Learn with high-yield lectures! Lecture reviews and quizzes are also available to customize your learning environment. Study from your computer, tablet or even your cell phone. Impress your instructors and surpass your colleagues on the boards!

Course Details

  • Videos 11
  • Duration 1:17 h
  • Quiz questions 42
  • Articles 1


Your Educators of course Hormones and Signal Transduction

 Kevin Ahern, PhD

Kevin Ahern, PhD

Kevin Ahern received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Oklahoma State University, and a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Oregon State University. Currently working as professor of biochemistry and biophysics at Oregon State University, he loves to write poetry and song lyrics. His previous works include “A Limerick a Day For a Year” and “Merry Metabolic and Miscellanic Melodies”. He is also a co-author of the popular biochemistry textbooks, “Biochemistry Free and Easy”.

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By Juan G. on 09. June 2021 for β-adrenergic Receptor Signaling

Thank you Dr. Ahern for this very comprehensive lecture. Going through the biochem book makes this topic very complicated. It is amazing how you can simplify this topic to get to the point and what we actually need to understand.

well presented
By Elizabeth I. on 21. November 2019 for Hormones and Signal Transduction

The topics were categorized and explained well with good examples

Excellent teacher!
By Charles P. on 14. May 2019 for Receptor Tyrosine Kinase Signaling

I have taken biochem as an undergrad, grad. and post grad and I've never had anyone explain things as clearly. Dr. Ahern is one of the best teachers I've ever encountered. Thank you!

By Lieze C. on 13. April 2019 for G-Protein Coupled Receptors (GPCRs)

The video helped me understanding this topic with visual representation