10 Credits AUTUMN

Co-requisites: BMS376

Aims/Description: Membranes form the interface between the cell and its environment. The module examines in depth aspects of the relationship between membrane structure and function. The roles of the lipid, protein and carbohydrate components in the overall structure and function of the plasma membrane are examined and emphasis is placed on the experimental basis for current views and the strengths and limitations of different techniques and perspectives. Greatest emphasis will be placed on the study of membrane channels, especially through the use of the patch clamp technique and on the molecular basis of cell contact and adhesion.

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam

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