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BIOL 324
Fall 2008
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: NS&B 324, BIOL 524, NS&B 524

The molecular mechanisms underlying the adaptive (and sometimes maladaptive) nature of brain function are beginning to be elucidated. This course is designed to provide the student with a mechanistic understanding of normal and pathological brain function, and how drugs modulate neurological and psychiatric disease. Topics will include cell biology of the neuron synaptic transmission, neurotransmitters; modulation of synaptic transmission; tyrosine kinases; G-protein-coupled receptors serotonin, dopamine, acetylcholine, opiate receptors; cell death; and molecular mechanisms of neurological diseases.

Essential Capabilities: Interpretation, Logical Reasoning
Students utilize information provided in lecture to formulate hypotheses of brain disorders and drug action.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: NSM BIOL
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: [BIOL182 or MB&B182] AND [NS&B213 or BIOL213 or PSYC240]
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (BIOL)(NS&B)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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