Fall 2024 - MBB 322 D100

Molecular Physiology (3)

Class Number: 1403

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Mon, Wed, Fri, 9:30–10:20 a.m.
    Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    MBB 231, with a minimum grade of C.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Biochemical and molecular aspects of cellular function, interactions and communication including cell cycle, apoptosis, cancer, neuronal transmission and the signal transduction pathways that integrate them.

COURSE DETAILS:

LECTURE TOPICS:

  1. Biomembranes Membrane structure, organization, dynamics
  2. Cell signaling I: Molecular switches, second messengers
  3. Cell signaling II: G-protein coupled receptors
  4. Cell signaling III: Nerve cells and Neurotransmitters
  5. Cell signaling IV: Enzyme-coupled receptors, Ras/MAPK
  6. Eukaryotic cell cycle I: Cyclins, Cyclin-dependent kinases
  7. Eukaryotic cell cycle II: Regulatory events  
  8. Eukaryotic cell cycle III
  9. Cell death and apoptosis  
  10. Extracellular matrix, integrins
  11. Cell adhesions, junctions
  12. Cancer I
  13. Cancer II
  14. Cancer III
  15. Stem Cells

Grading

  • 2 midterm exams (30% each) 60%
  • 1 final exam 40%

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Alberts et al. Molecular Biology of the Cell, 7th edition. 2021. Garland Publishing.

Note: Physical copy is not needed, and add-on features are not required.
ISBN: 9780393884845

REQUIRED READING NOTES:

Your personalized Course Material list, including digital and physical textbooks, are available through the SFU Bookstore website by simply entering your Computing ID at: shop.sfu.ca/course-materials/my-personalized-course-materials.

Department Undergraduate Notes:


  • For help with writing, learning and study strategies please contact the Student Learning Commons at
    http://learningcommons.sfu.ca/
  • Students requiring accommodations as a result of a disability, must contact the Centre for Accessible Learning (778-782-3112 or e-mail:  caladmin@sfu.ca)

Registrar Notes:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS

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RELIGIOUS ACCOMMODATION

Students with a faith background who may need accommodations during the term are encouraged to assess their needs as soon as possible and review the Multifaith religious accommodations website. The page outlines ways they begin working toward an accommodation and ensure solutions can be reached in a timely fashion.