Debbie Knight

Paths to cellular enlightenment?

In observation on June 14, 2012 at 9:00 am

I wandered down the hall, this time beyond the restroom, just to stretch my legs a little. And I stumbled across this outside of one neuroscience researcher’s lab. A series of images, all little roadmaps of various enzymes that help a signal get from the outside of a cell to the inside.

This process is called signal transduction and the more scientists learn about the inner workings of a cell, the more complicated it looks — at least on paper (like we see here).

And apparently the researcher qualifies his wall display as “interesting.” This suggests to me that there may be more molecular roadways that haven’t been included here.

All I can say is “wow” as I look at how bustling this cellular neighborhood looks.


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