BCH440H1: Protein Homeostasis

Hours: 
24L

Protein homeostasis is dependent on the coordinated synthesis, folding, localization and degradation of the thousands of proteins in a living cell. This course deals with selected aspects of the process including: 1) mRNA synthesis, 2) ribosome structure and function, 3) translation initiation, elongation and termination, 4) protein folding and the role of chaperones, 5) protein degradation via the ubiquitin proteasome system and 6) protein aging and disease. The course will serve as a foundation for those with an interest in how cellular protein levels and conformations are maintained.

Prerequisite: 
Distribution Requirements: 
Science
Breadth Requirements: 
Living Things and Their Environment (4)