ELEMENTS OF NEUROCHEMISTRY: CHE 580
Professor Allan Butterfield
Have you ever wondered how the brain actually works? What are the chemical principles that underlie brain neurochemistry? What happens when this brain chemistry goes awry? If these questions are of interest to you, sign up during Fall registration for my course.
This course is a major field option for undergraduates and an advanced course for graduate students.
Topics to be covered :Neurocellular Anatomy
Neurocellular Membrane Structure and Functions
Electrical Excitability and Ion Channels
Synaptic Transmission and Cellular Signaling: Acetylcholine;
Intracellular Signaling: G-proteins; Phosphoinositides; Cyclic Nucleotides;
Ca 2+; Phosphorylation of Ser, Thr, Tyr
Energy Metabolism in the Brain
Apoptosis and Necrosis: Role of Mitochondria
Neurochemistry of Inherited and Neurodegenerative Diseases
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