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BE.440 Analysis of Biological Networks, Fall 2004

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Show simple item record Essigmann, John en_US Sasisekharan, Ram en_US
dc.coverage.temporal Fall 2004 en_US 2004-12
dc.identifier BE.440-Fall2004
dc.identifier local: BE.440
dc.identifier local: IMSCP-MD5-30184c9b89a919228d84aaf31e662957
dc.description.abstract This class analyzes complex biological processes from the molecular, cellular, extracellular, and organ levels of hierarchy. Emphasis is placed on the basic biochemical and biophysical principles that govern these processes. Examples of processes to be studied include chemotaxis, the fixation of nitrogen into organic biological molecules, growth factor and hormone mediated signaling cascades, and signaling cascades leading to cell death in response to DNA damage. In each case, the availability of a resource, or the presence of a stimulus, results in some biochemical pathways being turned on while others are turned off. The course examines the dynamic aspects of these processes and details how biochemical mechanistic themes impinge on molecular/cellular/tissue/organ-level functions. Chemical and quantitative views of the interplay of multiple pathways as biological networks are emphasized. Student work will culminate in the preparation of a unique grant application in an area of biological networks. en_US
dc.language en-US en_US
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dc.subject systems en_US
dc.subject networks en_US
dc.subject biochemistry en_US
dc.subject biology en_US
dc.subject chemistry en_US
dc.subject chemotaxis en_US
dc.subject lactation en_US
dc.subject interferon en_US
dc.subject response en_US
dc.subject DNA en_US
dc.subject replication en_US
dc.subject translation en_US
dc.subject transcription en_US
dc.subject RNA en_US
dc.subject IFN en_US
dc.subject signals en_US
dc.subject signaling en_US
dc.subject cellular en_US
dc.subject receptor en_US
dc.title BE.440 Analysis of Biological Networks, Fall 2004 en_US
dc.title.alternative Analysis of Biological Networks en_US

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