3HH3: Eukaryotic Cytoplasm
Department of Biology, McMaster University
Course instructor: Bhagwati Gupta
This course involves detailed examination of the molecular organization and function of cytoplasmic and membrane structures in eukaryotic cells, with particular emphasis on mechanisms that control cell communication, cell shape and polarity, and tissue morphology. The following major topics are covered.
Cell junction, cell adhesion, extracellular matrix
For more information and lecture slides of this course please log on to Avenue to Learn.
The following video clips are available.
Cell division in African blook lily
(Go to this link to view/save: "http://www.macwormlab.net/3HH3/bloodlily.mov")
"Elastic Brownian Ratchet Model" of actin filament-based cell motility
- A summary of the findings described in Kuo and McGrath (2000) Nature paper (taken from the author's website) (Click here)
- Original work by Peskin et al. (1993) in which Brownian Ratchet Model was first proposed. (Click here)
- Paper by Kuo and McGrath (Nature 2000, 407:1026-1029) that discusses elastic brownian ratchet model. (Click here)
- Flash movies and images (made by Dr. Kao) from the website "www.jhu.edu/cmml/emph_ListSteps.html"