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The Regulation of Ribosome Biosynthesis
MB&B 315
Fall 2010
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: MB&B 515

Ribosomes are the large and highly conserved organelles charged with the task of converting the nucleotide-based messages of mRNAs into the polypeptide sequence of proteins. This act of translation is remarkable, not only for its efficiency and fidelity, but also for shear complexity of the reaction, including the wide variety of molecules (mRNAs, tRNAs, rRNAs, proteins, amino acids, etc.) that need to be harnessed for its execution. In this course we will investigate the mechanism of translation as well as the biosynthetic pathways that are involved in the synthesis of ribosomes themselves. Both prokaryotic and eukaryotic systems will be considered, including the question of how ribosome biosynthesis, which constitutes a major fraction of the total cellular economy, is regulated in response to changing cellular conditions.

Essential Capabilities: Interpretation, Quantitative Reasoning
This course will stress how the scientific method, and quantitative reasoning can be brought to bear on understanding complex biological systems.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: NSM MB&B
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: MB&B208
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (MB&B)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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