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The Molecular Biology of Ribosome Biogenesis and Function
MB&B 318
Spring 2010 not offered
Crosslisting: MB&B 518

Ribosomes are large, complex, rRNA- and protein-containing cellular machines that translate the information of nucleic acids (mRNAs) into the amino acid language of polypeptides. The biosynthesis of ribosomes constitutes a major fraction of the total cellular economy, and this process is regulated in response to many different cellular stimuli. In this course we will consider how the hundreds of required gene products combine to effect ribosome biosynthesis, as well as how the structure of the ribosome contributes to its function. We will also consider how perturbations in ribosome function relate to aspects of molecular medicine including antibiotics and cellular toxins.

Essential Capabilities: None
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: None
Course Format: LectureGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None

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