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GS13 1024 Molecular Basis of Cell Signaling

  • Course Director(s): Guangwei Du
  • Semester: Spring
  • Frequency: Annually
  • Credit Hours: 4
  • Grading System: Letter Grade
  • Prerequisites: Background in biochemistry and cell biology; Consent of instructor.


This course provides a detailed exploration of the molecular basis of cell signaling with emphasis on recent developments, structure-function, and quantitation.  The course will include both the regulation of second messenger systems (GPCRs, G proteins, cAMP, IP3 and lipid), ion channels, growth factor-regulated tyrosine kinases, small G proteins (ras, GEFs, Gaps), kinase/phosphatase pathways, steroid hormones/transcription, and the modeling of these systems. 

Course Outline Molecular Basis of Cell Signaling