MCDB 428 - Cell Biology
Section: 001
Term: WN 2010
Subject: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology (MCDB)
Department: LSA Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
BS
Credit Exclusions:
Students with credit for MCDB 320 must obtain permission of instructor.
Enforced Prerequisites:
MCDB (BIOLOGY) 310, MCDB (BIOLOGY) 311, BIOLCHEM 415, or BIOLCHEM 451/CHEM 451; or Graduate standing.
Other Course Info:
W.
BS:
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:
Instructor:

MCDB 428 is designed to provide students with a comprehensive overview of the biology of eukaryotes at the cellular and molecular level. This course is intended for upper-level undergraduates and graduate students. The information is presented at a level that requires students to integrate information from their other biology, chemistry, and biochemistry courses.

The following topics will be included:

  • current techniques used in cell biology;
  • protein structure, folding, and modification;
  • general properties of membranes;
  • channels and transporters;
  • protein import into endoplasmic reticulum, mitochondria, and chloroplasts;
  • membrane trafficking, secretion, and endocytosis;
  • nuclear organization;
  • organelle biogenesis;
  • signal transduction;
  • cytoskeleton and cell motility;
  • cell cycle and its regulation;
  • programmed cell death;
  • mechanism of cancer;
  • cell-cell and cell-matrix interactions;
  • cellular differentiation and development;
  • functions of specialized cell types.

Students will be expected to integrate the scientific data presented in class as well as to read and interpret basic research drawn from the current scientific literature. Grades will be based on four exams and the discussion section.

Textbook: Molecular Cell Biology, 6th Edition: Harvey Lodish, Arnold Berk, Chris A. Kaiser, Monty Krieger, Matthew P. Scott, Anthony Bretscher, Hidde Ploegh, Paul Matsudaira. W.H. Freeman and Co., New York.

MCDB 428 - Cell Biology
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
12465
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29
 
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MWF 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Note: MIDTERM EXAMS WILL BE HELD THURSDAYS, JAN 28, FEB 25, AND MAR 25, 6-8 PM.
002 (DIS)
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12467
Open
5
 
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M 2:00PM - 3:30PM
003 (DIS)
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12469
Closed
0
 
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M 3:30PM - 5:00PM
004 (DIS)
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36575
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0
 
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M 4:00PM - 5:30PM
005 (DIS)
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12471
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0
 
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Tu 2:00PM - 3:30PM
006 (DIS)
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12473
Open
8
 
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Tu 3:30PM - 5:00PM
007 (DIS)
P
38281
Open
2
 
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Tu 4:00PM - 5:30PM
008 (DIS)
P
12475
Closed
0
 
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W 2:00PM - 3:30PM
009 (DIS)
P
12477
Open
3
 
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W 3:30PM - 5:00PM
010 (DIS)
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38283
Open
5
 
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W 4:00PM - 5:30PM
011 (DIS)
P
36577
Closed
0
 
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W 4:00PM - 5:30PM
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ISBN: 9780716776017
Molecular cell biology, Author: Harvey Lodish ...., Publisher: Freeman 6th ed., [ 2008
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