Drs. Ross, Leonard, & Sabban
Discussion of the structure and function of important molecules in the nervous system. The first part of the course concerns itself with molecules responsible for ion transport, such as the sodium channel and transmitter receptor channel, utilizing results from path-clamping and gene cloning. The second part covers intercellular communication, such as peptides, NGF and cellular recognition molecules.
Prerequisites: PHYM–1010 and 1020, or BMSM–1410
2 hrs/wk. Letter-graded.