Identify the components of biological membranes

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Identify the components of biological membranes, including the various types of membrane proteins. Explain the fluid mosaic model and describe how membranes exhibit selective permeability. Understand the role of ATP as the energy currency in the cell and appreciate its importance for driving cellular work. List the key products and features of glycolysis, the citric acid cycle, and oxidative phosphorylation and understand the flow of energy through the entire process. Recall the steps relating to cell division, understanding what cellular processes happen at each step, and describe the control mechanisms for the process. Understand the mechanism by which a signal is transmitted into the cell via G protein Coupled Receptors and Tyrosine Kinase Receptors. List several examples of second messengers and describe how each is involved in signal transduction pathways. NOTE: The above is intended as a guide for students to assess their preparation for this course. It is not meant to be a comprehensive or exhaustive list. Course Goals and Objectives After taking this course, a student will be able to develop and expand on all the skills listed above, including; Describe the chemical structure of proteins, lipids and carbohydrates. Explain the composition, structure, and dynamics of the lipid bilayer. Outline the mechanisms required for ATP production in the cell. Describe endomembrane system components and dynamics, and explain their role in membrane assembly, protein targeting, protein secretion and endocytosis. Contrast the structures and functions of the three types of cytoskeletal filaments and their associated proteins. Describe DNA storage and other functions of the cell nucleus. Describe how cells are attached to each other and function as a tissue. Describe the pathways of inter and intracellular communication. Describe apoptosis. Illustrate how defects in the cell cycle lead to cancer. Design an experiment to study cell biology topics. Demonstrate proficiency in basic molecular and cell biology techniques. Generate appropriate tables and graphs to represent data. Write a formal laboratory report.
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Course Assessment Student assessment consists of the components outlined below. COMPONENT % OF FINAL GRADE Midterm #1 15 Midterm #2 15 Laboratory 30 ± 5% Final Exam 40 ± 5% At the end of the term the weight of each component will be automatically adjusted within a range of 5% in either direction as to optimize the grade for each individual student.
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