Cell structure and function 367

Module code BCM 367
Qualification Undergraduate
Faculty Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
Module content

Visualising cell structure and localising proteins within cells. Cell ultrastructure. Purification of subcellular organelles. Culturing of cells. Diversity and commonality of cells. Biomembrane structure. Transmembrane transport of ions and small molecules. Moving proteins into membranes and organelles. Vesicular traffic, secretion, exocytosis and endocytosis. Cell organisation and movement. Cell-cell and cell-matrix adhesion. Practical training includes tutorials on electron-, immunofluorescent- and confocal microscopy. TLC of neutral lipids and phospholipids. Isolation and characterisation of erythrocyte membranes. Active transport studies in yeast cells.

Module credits 18.00
Prerequisites BCM 251 and BCM 252 and BCM 261
Contact time 2 lectures per week, 180 minute practical per week
Language of tuition Double Medium
Academic organisation Biochemistry
Period of presentation Semester 2

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