How Signaling Molecules Control Differentiation


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What is a ligand?

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1. Which of the following is not a true statement about transcription factors?

2. What is the biggest difference between a liver cell and a brain cell?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You will be tested on definitions related to signaling molecules. The questions will present you with transcription factors and genes. You will need to identify particular characteristics of these scenarios using definitions of particular concepts.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz will test you on the following definitions:

  • Ligands
  • Transcription factors
  • Liver cells and brain cells
  • Genes

Skills Practiced

The quiz will help you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related signaling molecules lesson
  • Making connections - use understanding of transcription factors
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about differentiation in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding ligands and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Finish the quiz and head over to the corresponding lesson How Signaling Molecules Control Differentiation. The lesson will cover these objectives:

  • Understand ligands
  • Relate ligands to signaling molecules
  • Explore transcription factors
  • Characterize transcription factor binding sites
  • Detail differentiation and gene expression