CN2010 Exam 1 - Cellular Neurobiology Biology 5571 Exam #1...

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Cellular Neurobiology Biology 5571 Exam #1 October 5, 2010 Instructions Due Date - This exam is due at 10:30 in class, Thursday October 7. - You may also drop it off at my office before that (469 McDonnell Sciences- 4 th fl MSB). Sources - The exam is open book//open source. - You may not discuss it with anyone. - Please refer questions to me, or to any of the four lecturers. Pages - Start each question on a new page and put your name at the top of each page you submit. - You can write on the pages provided or use your own blank sheets. - Don’t exceed page limits; limits assume use of double line spacing. - Some questions request you show all your work – partial credit may be given. - Illegible answers will receive no credit. Point Distribution - The exam totals 100 points Questions 1-3 15 pts Questions 4-6 15 pts Questions 7-8 35 pts Questions 9-10 35 pts. Correction (10/6/10 15:30) - Problem 10 Part A. Note correction of an underlined word “conductance ” in place of “resistance”
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Cavalli (15 pts) 1. (1/3 page maximum) Name three distinctive features of primary sensory neurons and how each supports the functionality of that cell type. 2. (1/3 page maximum) Identify and discuss two possible reasons why CNS axons fail to regenerate. 3. (1/3 page maximum) Processivity describes the efficient movement of molecular motors on microtubules. Define two mechanisms by which this "processivity" can be regulated.
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4.. (1/3 page maximum) A new drug is tested and found to potentiate transmission across glutamatergic synapses, but not other types. Name three sites at which the drug could be acting. How could you determine which was the correct one? 5. (1/3 page maximum)
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This note was uploaded on 02/27/2012 for the course BIO 5571 taught by Professor P.taghert during the Fall '11 term at Washington University in St. Louis.

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CN2010 Exam 1 - Cellular Neurobiology Biology 5571 Exam #1...

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