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.

  Cytoskeletal system
  Cell junction, cell adhesion, extracellular matrix
  Cell polarity
  Cell migration
  Cell signaling

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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