Saturday, September 5, 2009

DRUG TESTING


DO YOU AGREE THAT DRUG TESTING SHOULD BE DONE AS A REQUIREMENT FOR ADMISSION TO SCHOOL? Why or Why not?

OF COURSE! Drug testing will help the school in order to determine those upcoming students if they are drug users or not. Drug test is a big help, especially for those students who want to take a medical course. They have to be strict, because these students will be future Medical Professionals someday.

On the other hand, if a student will get a positive result for drug testing, then, what action will the school be doing? Are they going to ACCEPT or REJECT those who are positive for drugs? If they accept, what are the next steps in order for the student to withdraw from that behavior? And if they will be rejecting then, they will be depriving the students from a much needed education.

Everybody needs a chance. I am not in a position to answer these kinds of questions popping in my mind right now, because I am not a school administrator (Maybe, someday. ☺).

Above all, the school administrator should know on how to make the school a clean environment or if possible, a drug-free school. Because the school is our second home. So if the school that we revolve in is not that good enough for us, then that would be the time for the school to do something, for the welfare and benefit of all.

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ANSWERS : HORMONE RECEPTOR

i. IDENTIFICATION

1. Definite or specific hormone.

2. Start or initiator.

3. Hormone receptor.

4. Steroid hormone receptor and associated receptors.
5. Peptide hormone receptor.

6. Peptide hormone receptor

7. Calcitriol

8-10. Glucocorticoids, Androgens, Estrogen, Thyroid Hormone (T3), Calcitriol, Retinoids.

ii. CASE / ESSAY:

It prompts the activation or inhibition of genes.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

POST QuiZzz - HORMONE RECEPTOR

HORMONE RECEPTOR

i. IDENTIFICATION:

1. Hormone receptor is a protein on the surface of the cell that binds with ____________.

2. Hormone receptor is the _________ of the biophysical sign.

3. It prompts the activation or inhibition of genes.

4-5. Two types of hormone receptors:

6. These are often transmembrane proteins ________.

7. What is the active form of Vitamin D? __________.

8.-10. Give three receptors included in the Steroid Hormone Receptor:
____________
____________
____________

ii. CASE / ESSAY: (10 po
ints)

Discuss briefly but concisely the main mechanism or process of a Hormone Receptor.

(E.g. It is used for releasing hormones needed by the body.)

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

HORMONE RECEPTOR



A hormone receptor is a receptor protein on the facade of a cell that binds to a definite hormone. The hormone grounds various changes to take place in the cell. Binding of hormones to hormone receptors frequently generate the start of a biophysical sign that can direct to supplementary signal transduction pathways, or prompt the activation or inhibition of genes.

There are two
types of Hormone Receptors:

Steroid hormone receptors and associated receptors are normally soluble proteins that function during gene activation. Their response elements are DNA sequences that are bound by the multipart of the steroid bound to its receptor. The receptors themselves are zinc-finger proteins. These receptors include those for glucocorticoids, androgens, estrogen, thyroid hormone (T3), the active form of vitamin D which is the calcitriol, and the retinoids.

Peptide hormone receptors are often transmembrane proteins. They are as well termed as sensory receptor, G-protein-coupled receptors, or ionotropic receptors. These receptors commonly function via intracellular second messengers, together with cyclic AMP, the calcium (Ca2+)-calmodulin system and the inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate (IP3).



REFERENCE/s:
Principles of Human Anatomy and Physiology by G. Tortora
http://www.bio-balance.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hormone_receptor

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

My Explosive Top Ten Blogs

The Influential Blogger is on a Top Ten Emerging Influential Bloggers Contest. I'm voting for the following ten blogs:

1. Holly Jahangiri - It's All a Matter of Perspective: Mine: http://jahangiri.us/news/
- This blog is nice and informative. You will surely enjoy reading her articles!

2. Dr. Lorenzo Bernardino - Zorlone - http://zorlone.blogspot.com
- A blog known for lovely and inspiring poems!

3. Jan Geronimo- Writing to Exhale - http://writingtoexhale.com
- A blog where different ideas are posted. A blog about unique thoughts too.!

4. Roy dela Cruz-The Struggling Blogger-http://thestrugglingblogger.168center.com
- A creative writer and a business entrepreneur too.

5. Angel Cuala - Fatherbloggerdotcom - http://fatherblogger.com
- Father blogger who talks about life, family, SEO, blogging and many more.

6. Kelvin Servigon - Kelvinonian Ideas 2 -
http://kelvinonian.com
- A youth oriented blog!

7. Irene - Lifelots -
http://lifelots.blogspot.com
- An inspiring and motivating blog for young and old alike.

8. Bing - I Love/Hate America -
http://www.ilovehateamerica.com
- A blog of different ideas and thoughts about life in the Big apple!

9. Luke - A Walk in the Dark -
http://darkestshade.blogspot.com
- A blog about computers, arts and sciences!

10.Dee - Tales from the Mom Side -
http://www.talesfromthemomeside.com
- Wonderful mommy blog!

The dignified and very generous prize givers:

I hope you would also vote for these wonderful blogs! You will surely enjoy reading them. Thank you. √ú