Cell Physiology and Biology

Learn the many functional components of cells, their roles within the organs and systems they reside in and how they work on a biochemical level to deliver the physiology we see and expect.
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1. An Introduction to the Cell

Be able to recognise the different organelles within a eukaryotic human cell and know their function.

2. Introduction to DNA

Be able to understand the packaging and structure of DNA and describe DNA replication.

3. Protein Structure

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3. Protein Function and Regulation

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3. Enzymes

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6. Post-Translational Modification

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7. Protein Targeting and Collagen Biosynthesis

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8. Biological Membranes

Describe the structure of a cellular membrane and relate this to its function, with particular reference to the erythrocyte membrane.

9. G-Protein Coupled Receptors

Understand the structure of G-protein coupled receptors (GPCRs) and their role in signal transduction, with reference to some tissue-specific examples.

10. Membrane Transport and Intracellular Calcium Regulation

Describe the mechanisms by which substances can cross cell membranes, with particular reference to calcium ions.

11. Membrane Potentials

Understand what is meant by the cell’s membrane potential and be able to explain how the membrane potential is generated and how it can be changed.

12. Action Potentials

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13. Autonomic Nervous System Introduction

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