The process by which a signal, such as a hormone or a change in the concentration of an ion, is converted into a biochemical response by means of the activation of a receptor on the surface or interior of a cell.
(biochemistry) A series of chemicalreactions within a cell which start when a transmembrane protein comes into contact with a chemical signal, resulting in a second messenger being triggered.
Signal-transduction Sentence Examples
elucidate signal transduction pathways underlying renal angiomyolipomas.
inositol phospholipids in signal transduction in plants.
These either act directly, by binding to promoter regions, or indirectly, through signal transduction pathways.
This secreted peptide pheromone functions as the input signal for a specific sensor component of a two-component signal-transduction system.
Reviews information on the role of inositol phospholipids in signal transduction in plants.