Signal Reception in Cells


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What is the correct order in which cell signaling occurs?

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1. Where are the two places we find receptor proteins?

2. Dopamine is used to increase the strength and rate of contraction of the heart`s cells. This drug is a ligand that binds beta-adrenergic receptors in the cell. What action would a drug have that blocks the union of dopamine and the beta-adrenergic receptors?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use the quiz/worksheet combination to assess your knowledge of signal reception in cells. To pass the quiz, you need to be familiar with receptor proteins and ligands.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following:

  • Signal reception and molecules
  • Placement of receptor proteins
  • Facts about ligands
  • Receptor protein bonding with ligands

Skills Practiced

The skills students will practice include:

  • Information Recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding ligands
  • Interpreting Information- verify that you can read information regarding receptor protein placement
  • Knowledge Application- use your knowledge to answer questions about signaling molecules

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the accompanying lesson, Signal Reception in Cells. Covered objectives are:

  • Define signal reception
  • Review receptor proteins
  • Understand the three stages in cell communication
  • Know the function of cell signalling
  • Explore the receptor proteins
  • Study the function of ligands