CELLULAR AND MOLECULAR PHYSIOLOGY

CELLULAR AND MOLECULAR PHYSIOLOGY

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Code
94963
ACADEMIC YEAR
2018/2019
CREDITS
2 credits during the 4th year of 8451 Pharmaceutical chemistry and technology (LM-13) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
BIO/09
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Pharmaceutical chemistry and technology)
semester
1° Semester
modules
This unit is a module of:
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The course intends to provide basic knowledge about the functioning of cells and its molecular mechanisms. These notions are propaedeutic to the understanding of the interactions between cells and drugs or other physical and chemical agents endowed with biological activity, i.e. able to modify the cell functional status.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Providing basic knowledge about the mechanisms governing cell functions, and in addition giving the ability of analyzing questions, solving problems and illustrating the topics of the syllabus.

Teaching methods

Class lessons and teaching materials on the University’s AulaWeb platform.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The cell: general features. Signal molecules and membrane receptors.Signal transduction: G proteins, phosphorylation cascade, eicosanoids. Intracellular calcium: homeostasis and calcium signaling, analysis techniques.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

V. Taglietti, C. Casella. Fisiologia e Biofisica delle Cellule, EdiSES. Napoli.

Teaching materials on the University’s AulaWeb platform.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: Appointment made by mail: burlando@difar.unige.it

Exam Board

BRUNO TASSO (President)

ELEONORA RUSSO (President)

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Class lessons and teaching materials on the University’s AulaWeb platform.

EXAMS

Exam description

Oral exam.

Assessment methods

Assessment through oral examination of the student’s ability of using the acquired knowledge to analyze and respond to questions, solve problems, and illustrate the topics of the syllabus.