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    Feb 05, 2023  
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BIO 463 - Molecular Neurobiology


3 Credits; 3 Class Hours
Multicellular animals monitor and maintain a constant internal environment as well as respond to an external environment. In higher animals, these functions are integrated and coordinated by an organ system known as nervous system. This course is designed to give students a chance to understand cellular and molecular mechanism of how the nervous system works. It includes description of structure and function neuronal cells (neurons and glial cells) as well as neuronal stem cells. This also includes studies on the molecular components (membrane proteins, channels, and receptors) in neurons and glia. The molecular basis for integration and transmission of messages between nervous and other body tissues will be covered. The laboratory components include isolation and characterization of neurons and glial cells. Immunostaining of neurons and glial cells with specific markers. Isolation and identification of neurotransmitters from brain tissues. Isolation of chromosomal DNA and RNA from neurons and glial cells. Synthesis of DNA synthesis from mRNAs isolated from neuronal cells. Studying the expression neuronal cell specific genes by RT-PCR.

Co-requisite: BIOL 463   Pre/Co-requisite: BIO 202  



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