Nov 26, 2021  
Mercy College 2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
Mercy College 2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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BIOL 275 - Cell Biology


Credit(s): 4
3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab
Prerequisite(s): ENGL 111 ; BIOL 160 /BIOL 160A  and BIOL 161 /BIOL 161A ; CHEM 160 /CHEM 160A .
This course is designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to how cells function and how cells are maintained and studied in the laboratory. The lecture portion of the course emphasizes central cell biology topics including: the structure and function of cellular organelles, the structure and function of the plasma membrane and membrane components, protein sorting and transport, the cytoskeleton and cell movement, cell-cell and cell-matrix interactions, cell signaling, and cellular reproduction and cancer. Laboratories methods practiced include transfection of cultured cells with DNA, immunocytochemistry, and fluorescence microscopy. Research articles related to lecture material are presented by groups of students in journal club. Note: CHEM 161/161A may be taken concurrently with BIOL 275 with Program Director permission.



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