DETAILS: 

COURSE NAME: Cell Biology
PROGRAM: B.Sc. Biotechnology and B.Sc. Microbiology
SEMESTER: Four
CREDITS: Three
 

SYLLABUS:

PART 1: Cell Structure and Function

Nucleus: Internal Structure, Traffic across the nuclear membrane, Nucleolus and rRNA Processing. Protein Sorting & Transport: Endoplasmic Reticulum, Golgi Apparatus, Vesicular Transport, Lysosome. Mitochondria: Structure, Oxidative Phosphorylation, Chloroplasts: Photosynthesis, Peroxisomes

PART 2: Cytoskeleton & ECM

Structure and Organization of Actin filaments, Microtubules and Intermediate Filaments, Cell Movement, Motor Proteins, Plasma membrane & Transport, Cell Wall, ECM, Cell-Cell Interactions.

PART 3: Cell Regulation

Modes & Types of Cellular Signals, Receptors: GPCRs, RTKs, Cytokine Receptors & NRTKs, Enzyme linked receptors. Intracellular Signal Transduction Pathways, Cell Signalling and Cytoskeleton, Signalling Networks. Cell Cycle, Cell Death & Cancer

REFERENCES

  • The Cell, A Molecular Approach – 6th Edition – Geoffrey M. Cooper, Robert E. Hausman – Sinauer Associates, Inc.
  • Molecular Biology of the Cell – 5th Edition – Alberts et al – Garland Science