Cover: This striking cover art for this special issue of The Journal of Experimental Biology was created by the very talented Harald Kryvi, Professor of Zoology at the University of Bergen, Norway. The image, entitled 'Radiating Retina', is a print made from a copper etching. It is an artistic rendering of the vertebrate retina, specifically the cells and cell layers involved in the transduction of visual signals.
How We Hear. Transduction via stereocilia. 1. Bending of these cilia is the critical event in the transduction of sound into neural signal 2. Hairs extend above the reticular membrane and come in contact with the tectorial membrane 3. When the basilar membrane moves in response to the motion of the stapes a. Whole complex moves as a unit either towards or away from the tectorial membrane b. Lateral motion of the reticular membrane bends the stereocilia
The Handbook of Receptor Classification and Signal Transduction is a reference for scientists, researchers, educators, and the like. It contains over 100 entries covering such topics as Intracellular Signaling Enzymes and Receptors, signal transduction, Ion Channels, Non-Peptide Receptors, Synthesis and Metabolism, Peptide Receptors and Peptide Metabolism, Protein Kinase, Serine, Threonine, and Tyrosine Kinases, and Transporters.