Bipn140FinalExam2008

Bipn140FinalExam2008 - Name_ Cellular Neurobiology Biology...

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Name_______________________ 1 Cellular Neurobiology Biology 140 Fall 2008 FINAL EXAMINATION GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Please write your name on ALL pages. 2. Please answer the question in the SPACE ALLOTTED. 3. For full credit, state assumptions and show calculations. 1) __________/ 20 pts 2) __________/ 10 pts 3) __________/ 10 pts 4) __________/ 15 pts 5) __________/ 10 pts 6) __________/ 20 pts 7)__________/ 15 pts 8)__________/ 10 pts 9) __________/ 25 pts 10) _________/ 20 pts 11) _________/ 15 pts 12) _________/ 15 pts 13) _________/ 15 pts BONUS: 1) __________/ 10 pts BONUS: 2) __________/ 10 pts BONUS: 3) __________/ 10 pts TOTAL ___________/200 pts Bonus Total __________/30 pts COURSE GRADE ____________ WAIVER: By signing this waiver I give permission for this exam to be left for me to pick up in the vestibule by the elevator on the 3rd floor of Pacific Hall. I understand that I may only pick up my own exam. I realize that the Department of Biology and its staff cannot take responsibility for exams which may be stolen or lost from this area. If I choose not to sign this waiver, I acknowledge that my exam will only be available for pickup 1:30-2:30 p.m., Monday-Friday from 3140 Pacific Hall. ___________________________________________________
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Name_______________________ 2 1. (20 points) The vertebrate neuromuscular junction (NMJ) has been a useful system for understanding the basic events shaping synapse formation. (a) What are the morphological stages that the NMJ goes through in normal development. (b) What role does nerve-derived muscle activity play in NMJ development? Indicate mechanisms. (c) How was this shown, i.e. what experiments were done to demonstrate the role of muscle activity? (d) In what other ways does the motor neuron guide NMJ development (besides driving muscle activity)? 2. (10 points) What is the difference between working memory and long-term memory with respect to: (a) time frame? (b) role of the hippocampus? (c) effect of reconstruction:?
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Name_______________________ 3 3. (10 points) How does synaptic facilitation differ from synaptic depression with respect to (a) time course? (b) mechanism?
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This note was uploaded on 12/09/2010 for the course BIPN BIPN 140 taught by Professor Spitzer during the Spring '07 term at UCSD.

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Bipn140FinalExam2008 - Name_ Cellular Neurobiology Biology...

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