Academic Catalog

GENE473 MOLECULAR BIOLOGY OF THE CELL

Course Code: 2190473
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 6.0
Department: Molecular Biology And Genetics
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Assoc.Prof.Dr. TLN YANIK
Offered Semester: Fall Semesters.

Course Content

This course brings together a variety of subjects intimately linked to modern molecular and cellular biology. It ideally suits, in content and complexity, for the fourth year students with a basic background in molecular biology. Main topics are; cell structure and function, the cytoskeleton and cell movement, structure and organization of actin filaments, microtubules, molecular medicine, the cell surface, structure of plasma membrane, transport of small molecules, extracellular matrix, cell to cell interactions, cell regulation signaling, the cell cycle, regulators of cell cycle progression, development, differentiation and programmed cell death, molecular aspects of cancer and molecular immunology. The course has been designed for the students of Molecular Biology & Genetics Program.