Hormones and Signal Transduction
Hormones and Signal Transduction

Hormones and Signal Transduction

by Kevin Ahern, PhD

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.

Course Details

  • Videos 11
  • Duration 1:16 h
  • Quiz questions 39
  • Concept Pages 11


Your Educators of course Hormones and Signal Transduction

 Kevin Ahern, PhD

Kevin Ahern, PhD

Dr. Kevin Ahern is a Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at Oregon State University (OSU), USA.
He obtained his PhD in Biochemistry from Oregon State University. Currently, he teaches courses for health sciences students at OSU.
He is co-author of three Open Educational electronic textbooks on Biochemistry and a Guide to Getting Into Medical School.
Due to his achievements, he earned OSU’s highest teaching recognition, the Elizabeth P. Ritchie Distinguished Professor Award in 2017.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Ahern teaches courses on Biochemistry and on "How to Get into Medical School”.

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Easy to understand and memorize
By deleted u. on 06. April 2022 for Hormones and Signal Transduction

Professor Kevin make it enjoyable course; It helped not only in remembering many info that I forgot in the class, but also I did learn many new valuable information. The fact that the explanation provided by Dr. Kevin is so easy to understand and memorize, make this course very interesting.

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By Neha V. on 24. December 2021 for Hormones and Signal Transduction

I haven’t seen such an amazing teacher in my life My most favourite teacher

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By ARUN M. on 04. December 2021 for Nuclear Hormone Receptors and Steroid Hormone Signaling

Awesome review , covering all the important concepts with clear explanation

Hormones and signal Transduction by doctor Kevin Ahern is a great course.
By Gulbanu S. on 20. October 2021 for Hormones and Signal Transduction

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.