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BIOL 5510 Cell Biology of the Nervous System (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

This course will focus primarily on central nervous system (CNS) glial cells. These cells make up approximately 90% of the human brain, but are less well studied than neurons. The course will be split into three parts. Part I covers neuroglial cell morphology and physiology. Part II covers functions of glial cells, including myelin, immune functions, the blood brain barrier, and influence of glial cells on neurons. Part III focuses on disease and neuroglial cells, including mechanisms of glial cell injury and recovery of neural function. Autoimmune and infectious diseases, glial cell derived tumors, strokes, and Alzheimer's disease are covered.


Instructor(s): Kenneth Williams

Prerequisites: ONE of the following: BIOL 3040, 4140, 4400

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Comments: Not Offered in 2011-12


Last Updated: 23-Feb-14