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Biological Sciences

BIO 301: Cell Biology (3)

Learning Objectives:

This course will detail different cell types and their organelles that the cell uses to respond to the environment. How the communication within the cell and with its environment is important for survival.

Course Contents:

Integrating cells into tissues (animals and plants); Details of cell cycle, cell division and consequences; Cell membrane and its structure; Membrane and vesicular transport; Membrane based ion channels, lipid rafts; Study of cell nucleus and chromosomal DNA; nucleocytoplasmic transport, Study of cell organelles: Mitochondria, Chloroplasts, Golgi, ER and lysosomes; Cell surface signaling: Signaling pathways involving ligands and receptors; Cellular cytoskeleton: Microtubules, Intermediate filaments, actin filaments and microtubule associated proteins (MAPs); Molecular motors and cytoskeletal proteins; Movement of proteins into membranes and organelles; Vesicular trafficking; Secretion, endocytosis and exocytosis; Protein aggregation and protein degradation and chaperones, ubiquitinations and other modifications; Cell-Cell junctions; Cell-ECM junctions, Plasmodesmata; Cell death and cellular apoptosis; Introduction to stem cells, plant meristem; Concept of microscopy (fluorescence and electron microscopy).

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