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Biological Sciences

BIO 301: Advanced Cell Biology (Credit, 4)

Course Contents:

  • Cell: Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic, Structure and organization
  • Cellular components: Nucleus, Cytoplasm, their structure, organization and function
  • Organelles: Nucleus, Mitochondria, ER, Golgi, Lysosomes, Chloroplasts Structure, organization and Function
  • Cell membrane: Synthesis, Components Lipid bilayer/Membrane proteins/Transporters and channels
  • Solute transport:Membrane and vesicular transport; Compartmentalization and Intracellular transport: Nucleo-cytoplasmic/ER to      Golgi/Golgi to Lysosomes/Endocytosis/Exocytosis/
  • Cytoskeleton: Microtubules, Intermediate filaments, actin filaments and microtubule associated proteins (MAPs);
  • Molecular motors: components, function
  • Cell-Cell junctions: Cell-ECM junctions,
  • Cell signaling: Signaling pathways involving ligands and receptors;
  • Cell cycle: cell division, cell cycle checkpoint, cell death and apoptosis
  • Mitosis/Cytokinesis/Meiosis
         Apoptotic pathway/Autophagy/Anoikis/Necrosis
  • Introduction on stem cells/immune cells
         Methods to study cell biology: Basics of microscopy, cell surface markers
  • Suggested Reading:

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