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- Explain how cells communicate with one another.
- Discuss signal reception and transduction in cells.
- Describe how signal transduction pathways are used in cell communication.
- Explain how cells respond to signals.
1. An Overview of Cell Communication
Cellular communication is an important process that allows cells to pass signals to one another. In this video lesson, you will be introduced to the process of cellular communication, identifying the three steps of cellular signaling in organisms.
2. Signal Reception in Cells
Our cells 'talk' to each other all the time through chemical signals. The first step of this process, reception, is a critical component. In this video lesson you will learn about this step in cell communication as well as understand its overall importance.
3. Transduction in Cells
Once a cellular signal is received, a chain of events begins that helps the receiving cell decode the signal. In this video lesson you will learn about this second step of cellular communication and its importance to the overall process.
4. Cellular Responses to Signals
After reception of a signaling molecule and movement of that signal through transduction, the cell can now respond. There are different types of cellular response as well as different mechanisms the cell uses to make this process more efficient.
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