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G-protein linked receptor signaling
Thoroughly describe 3 mechanisms used to negatively
regulate G-protein linked receptor signaling.
Pamphlet, Letter, or Presentation to Nonscientific Community
effectively and appropriately communicate cellular and
molecular biological concepts and their applications to the scientific and
The purpose of this assignment is to have you explain
scientific information in terms that could be understood by a nonscientist. In
addition, this assignment should give you an opportunity to thoughtfully review
the information you covered in the first two weeks of class.
Ideas for implementation
You are trying to convince potential investors to support
research on specific biomolecules or cellular organelles. Pick a biomolecule or
organelle, and describe it, its functions, its assets (why it is designed well
for what it does), and what makes it interesting to you.
Pick two biomolecules and/or organelles, and explain how
they are associated and how they work together in the cell. In other words,
discuss and describe the relationship they have to one another. Your target
audience consists of high school biology students.
You are applying for a biology scholarship. The essay you
write is going to be read first by a panel of professors from a variety of
disciplines, so you must compose your essay to be broadly accessible.
You are asked to support or refute this statement:
“Nucleic acids are the only one of the four biomolecules that do not serve
a structural role in the cell. All the organelles within the cell would remain
essentially intact without nucleic acids.”
Below is a list of biomolecules and organelles or
subcelluar structures to choose from:
Nucleic acids–this includes DNA, RNA (including tRNA,
mRNA, rRNA, miRNA)
rough endoplasmic reticulum
smooth endoplasmic reticulum
cytoskeleton (microtubules, intermediate filaments,
Grading for pamphlet, letter, or presentation
4 points writing is appropriate for the intended audience
10 points: accuracy of information presented and
reasonable level of detail
3 points: clarity/quality of writing
3 points: source material cited
Please choose one of the ideas above and write a one page
(single spaced, 12pt font) pamphlet, letter, or presentation that will be read
or heard by the nonscientific community.
You may also use Power Point for your presentation (5-7 slides).