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Animal Physiology > Signal Transduction > Topic 3: Implications in Human Health

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Many diseases are a result of malfunctioning signal transduction pathways. Studying signal transduction at the molecular level is of great importance for understanding human diseases and designing treatments.

In this topic, you will investigate the disease endometriosis. Endometriosis is a condition in which tissue lining the inside of the uterus grows outside the uterus and attaches to other organs such as the ovaries. It is a common cause of female infertility.

The causes of endometriosis are not fully understood. You will investigate some suspected factors and mechanisms that lead to the disease.

graphic of a uterus

What you'll learn in this topic

  • the normal mechanism of estrogen signal transduction
  • possible molecular processes leading to endometriosis

Your task is to investigate signal transduction mechanisms leading to endometriosis.

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