Wikipedia:WikiProject Molecular Biology/Cell Signaling

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This Taskforce is currently inactive. You may still want to consider joining it or its parent project WikiProject Molecular Biology. This status should be changed if activity resumes.

Welcome to the Cell Signaling taskforce of WikiProject Molecular Biology.
If you have any questions about articles or are generally seeking advice, you're encouraged to ask at the talkpage of WikiProject Molecular Biology, the centralized point for discussion, thank you.

In 2007, some Wikipedians formed a project to better organize information in articles related to Cell Signaling and to help focus the efforts of other Wikipedians. This page and its subpages contain their suggestions up until 2013, when the project became inactive; If you would like to help, please inquire on the talk page and see the to-do list there.


This project was dedicated to improving and organising the Wikipedia articles on cell signaling to provide a convenient and reliable reference of the known signal transduction pathways. It covers the pathway pages and individual protein pages related to them.


  • Creating comprehensive articles for each known cell signaling pathway
  • Organising cell signaling articles with navigation boxes like these: Wikipedia:WikiProject Molecular and Cellular Biology#Protein topics navigation boxes.
  • Organising and creating articles on notable proteins involved in signaling pathways.
  • Providing each pathway with a clear diagram of its structure.
  • Clearly citing sources, especially for active research topics

Target audience

  • Introduction to pathway articles should make minimal use of jargon and be kept relatively simple
  • Subsections and protein pages can be more technical

Article Structure[edit]

Proposed structure of a pathway article:

  • General introduction - keep it simple and clear
  • History/Discovery - discovery, seminal papers
  • Mechanism - the proteins involved and how they interact.
  • Role - the role of the pathway
  • Human disease - alternatively this can be incorporated into the previous section
  • Current research - recent advances, future directions

For individual proteins, see suggestions in Wikipedia:WikiProject_Molecular_and_Cellular_Biology#Structures

Proposed scheme for pathway diagrams is described here. Please do comment and contribute.


A list of Cell Signaling taskforce members (along with some of their interests) is maintained under the WikiProject Molecular Biology page. To join, simply add yourself at that page and indicate your interests.

Although this taskforce is currently considered inactive, it can always be reactivated if there are interested participants!

Name Talk page Status Special interests
Rrten00 Talk EGFR,ErbB2, and MAPK, along with some knowledge of AKT and p53/p21
George Damoulakis Talk Casually active Small G proteins, PI 3-kinase signalling, immunology and neutrophil biology
Peter Znamenskiy Talk Cell culture and adult stem cells
F Guesdon Talk Casually active Molecular evolution in the Innate Immune system, particularly TLRs (Toll-like Receptor) and TAK1 (MAP3K7)
Rockpocket Talk G-protein coupled receptors
David Iberri Talk Embryogenesis (especially nervous system development)
John Schmidt Talk illustrations
Gacggt Talk Skeletal Muscle biology, Akt pathway, NF-kappaB pathway, some GPCRs, Neurotrophins, MuSK, agrin, Neuromuscular junction, etc.
Kohlasz Talk Chemotaxis
EquationDoc Talk Pathways involved in cancer prevention and formation Talk Immunology, development, endocrinology and reproductive physiology.
Biochemza Talk Casually active Immunology, neutrophils, tyrosine kinase signaling, calcium signaling
cyclopamine Talk Casually active Hedgehog pathway, Adult stem cells and cancer
Wisdom89 Talk Phospholipase, small and large G proteins
David.Throop Talk Working on Eicosanoid, Nonclassic eicosanoid and related articles. I am trying to get Eicosanoid up to FA status.
Jmcclare Talk Neurochemistry, G proteins, ion channels, pharmacology
Snellios Talk Casually active Knowledgeable on G proteins, ion channels, pharmacology (especially CNS pharmacology), calcium signaling.
ACGGGG Talk Casually active NF-kappaB, MAPKs, innate immunity
Stephen Helms Talk G proteins,phospholipase C,protein kinase C,calcium,scaffolding proteins,ion channels, and signaling organization
davebridges talk Casually active G proteins, GAPVD1, protein phosphorylation, pi3p
Subcellular talk Ion channels (particularly LGICs), calcium, GPCRs
JustAnotherKinase talk [Cell physiology, particularly in immunology and cardiovascular sciences.
Rod57 talk Casually active PI3K/AKT/mTOR pathway, Pathways involved in cancer prevention and formation
MChapman5 Talk Moderately active (for Spring 2013) Student in Graduate Level Signal Transduction Class; Undergraduate at Saint Louis University obtaining a B.S. in Biology.
Marcelo Behar Talk Casually active NF-kappaB,MAPKs,Yeast,Crosstalk_(biology), Regulation of signaling transduction, specificity/cross-talk control.


If you'd really like to contribute, but don't have much time, you can still participate by adding your name to the Guestlist.

Name Special interests

Tyciol (talk · contribs) Currently I'm studying biology but don't know enough about cell signaling to be an adequate participant, will once I study it in the future.
Jbarin (talk · contribs) Immunology, autoimmune disease, T cells, cytokines
Miguel AngeloR (talk · contribs) Im a student of Celular and Molecular Biology at the New University of Lisbon, I would like to contribute to this page seen as it is the main topic on my course. I so far have complete my Celular biology class in which most of this subject was discussed. I do not know much about how to contribute to wiki and work with other people on the same page, so if would like my help on any subject please contact me and informe about what i need to do. Tanks
Xarus Undergraduate student of Department of Biology in Yonsei Unv. Also working as an intern student in Glycomics lab. O-GlcNAc, Cell signaling
aqua112233 (talk · contribs) Immunology, cytokines
stevia_badger (talk · contribs) Undergraduate in Cell & Molecular Biology and Biochemistry departments. Decent access to primary literature for citations, through institutional libraries/databases. Currently working to get familiar with Wikipedia's editing format, so please let me know if there are any relatively simple tasks in need of completion for the project.

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