Hormones play a critical role in the day-to-day functioning of the human body. For example, insulin and glucagon, secreted by the pancreas, regulate tissular uptake of glucose; thyroid hormones regulate metabolic activity; and parathyroid hormone, vitamin D, and calcitriol are charged with regulating calcium and phosphate.
In this course, the student will be introduced to the concepts of receptors and messengers, as well as signal transduction via different receptors. The discussion will also address inadequate signaling and its role in oncogenesis.
For optimal comprehension, the student will be required to be familiar with the basic notions of molecular and cellular biology and the biochemistry of biomolecules.
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Yes, hormones and their transduction signals are important like a cardiac conduction system starting form the Sino-atrial node (SA) finishing in the Purkinjie fibres . I mean Hormones and signal transduction are really well explained by a doctor doctor Kevin Ahern . He has been presenting the most complicated part of the medicine course so well. In terms of pregnant patient for example who does need an extra attention and management as they go though various hormonal changes while caring out pregnancy and delivery tasks. I cant thank enough for his contribution . I much appreciated.