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Protein Folding: From Misfolding to Disease
MB&B 535
Fall 2011
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: MB&B 335

Amyloidogenesis, the process by which proteins and peptides misfold to form amyloid fibers, is at the root of several different diseases, including Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, mad cow disease, and type II diabetes to name a few. This course will focus on current research in the field that seeks to understand why a functional, well-folded protein adopts the misfolded amyloid form. In the course of discussing the misfolded nature of these proteins, we will review central elements of protein structure and stability to better understand the protein-folding landscape and the process of misfolding. We will also discuss how the process of misfolding leads to the different diseases and disease pathologies.

Essential Capabilities: Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning
We will be discussing how quantitative scientific measurements lead to interpretation of scientific data.
Credit: .5 Gen Ed Area Dept: NSM MB&B
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: GRAD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CIS)(MB&B)(MOBI-MN)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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