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BIOL 8350 Seminar in Structural Biochemistry (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

Myelin is a ubiquitous and essential specialized tissue in the nervous systems of higher vertebrates. This seminar introduces the student to myelinology. Topics include: Myelin Function, Formation, Biochemistry, Structure; Diseases Involving Myelin; CNS Myelin: PLP-Related Disorders; and PNS Myelin: P0 and PMP22-Related Disorders. Source material includes textbooks, reviews, and original literature. Class is DISCUSSION-based. Students are expected to be fully prepared based on their critical reading of the assigned material. Discussion centered on original literature will focus not only on the scientific questions and findings of each paper but also on the techniques used to address the questions.


Instructor(s): Daniel Kirschner

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 07-Dec-13