Signal Transduction, 15 credits

About the course

The course deals with various signal transduction pathways in the cell. Effects of ligand regulated ion channels, G-protein coupled receptors and receptor-tyrosine kinases and examples on other phylogenetically conserved signal pathways are described. Emphasis is put on signal transduction in the central and peripheral nervous system. Signal transduction in the immune system, the coupling between the immune system and the nervous system, neuroendocrine signaling and the effects of toxins, pharmacological substances and various diseases on signal transduction are presented. Specific systems dealing with memory and learning and clock functions are also studied. Methods for studies on cell signaling in invertebrates, vertebrates and in vitro model systems are described.

The course is useful for advanced studies in biology or chemistry (neurochemistry and biochemistry) or for work in the pharmaceutical industry.

For additional information: Anna-lena Ström, Director of Studies

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