LS3-1-10 - Lecture 1 The Unit of Life is the Cell Model...

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Lecture 1 The Unit of Life is the Cell Model Systems for Molecular Biology
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Why study molecular biology? Basic knowledge – What is a cell? – How does it work? – How does it interact with other cells? Disease – Infectious – Genetic Growth & Differentiation – Cancer Specialization – Cell-specific proteins Protein Production
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Course Overview 1. Structure and function of DNA, RNA, and protein 2. Molecular Biology Methods Protein purification and analysis Recombinant DNA technology 3. Basic Molecular Biology Processes Replication Transcription Translation Regulation of gene expression
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Bacterium Yeast C. elegans Drosophila Plants Mouse Cell: the Basic Unit Of Living Organisms Xenopus
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Specialized cells make specialized proteins Red Blood Cell Hemoglobin Carries Oxygen Retinal Rod Cell Rhodopsin Absorbs Light
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Bacteria: Unicellular models of Differentiation Caulobacter crescentus Bacillus species
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“...definitions are based on the data and tools that are available. ..” (Karl Popper, The Logic of Scientific Discovery)
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This note was uploaded on 04/26/2010 for the course LS 252-009-20 taught by Professor Chen during the Spring '09 term at UCLA.

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LS3-1-10 - Lecture 1 The Unit of Life is the Cell Model...

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