Academic Catalog

BIOL417 NEUROCHEMISTRY

Course Code: 2380417
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 6.0
Department: Biology
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. HSEYN AVN KTEM
Offered Semester: Fall Semesters.

Course Content

An introductory course which covers the biochemistry of the nervous tissue with emphasis on cell to cell signaling, neurotransmitter action and functions. Detailed molecular mechanisms of action potential generation and propagation, neurotransmitter release and adaptation process, brain biochemistry related to possible mechanisms of learning, memory (LTP), some mental diseases and mode of drug action are the main titles to be discussed.