May 27, 2020  
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BI 242 - Molecular Cell Biology


Credits: 4
A molecular approach to the study of eukaryotic cell biology. Students gain an understanding of the molecular nature of key processes in cell biology including 1) the dynamic structure of proteins and nucleic acids and how they interact to promote cell function; 2) eukaryotic cell cycle; 3) control of cell growth and cell death by key regulatory molecules that, if misregulated, predictably lead to states characteristic of transformed and cancerous cells; and 4) essentials of eukaryotic gene expression-including chromatin architecture, nuclear pre-mRNA processing, mRNA export and quality control of gene expression. The laboratory portion of the course is project-based and designed to expose students to current methodologies and experimental strategies commonly used in the study of cell biology at the molecular level.
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Prerequisites/ Corequisites CH 125
Note(s): Building on BI 105 and BI 106, the course explores writing conventions specific to the subdiscipline; partially fulfills the departmental writing requirement.
P. Hilleren



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