What Is Signal Transduction?
Signal transduction refers to the biochemical processes by which cells respond to cues in their internal or external environment. Because signal transduction mechanisms are the natural control circuits that regulate biological systems, they provide potent targets for development of therapeutic agents to combat disease or otherwise alter the behavior of biological systems. Signal transduction research is an intensely active field of biomedical research and is of interest to a broad array of scientists. Science Signaling should be useful to scientists who specialize in signal transduction, as well as the many scientists who need to follow and apply the current findings of this field even though their primary interest may not be the signal transduction mechanisms themselves.
Science's STKE provides a mix of tools and approaches (algorithms, schemas, programs, and human organizational structures) that are stable, scalable, inter-operable, and cost-effective for providing access to information on cell signaling. Nineteen publishers have agreed to include full-text access to ST articles from their journals in the STKE Virtual Journal.