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Introduction to Cell Physiology

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Academic year 2020/2021

Teaching staff
Prof. Luca Munaron (Lecturer)
Prof. Alessandra Fiorio Pla (Lecturer)
Modular course
Year
1st year
Teaching period
NA
Type
NA
Credits/Recognition
1
Course disciplinary sector (SSD)
BIO/09 - physiology
Delivery
NA
Language
English
Attendance
Obligatory
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Sommario del corso

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Course objectives

  • Foster basic knowledge of students on cellular physiology and understanding the quantitative aspects 
  • Develop the ability to critically analyze and interpret the results of the related scientific literature
  • Develop the ability to apply the cell physiology knowledge to solve biological problems related to research aspects of the PhD program.
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Learning assessment methods

  • Students are required to successfully perform the Cell Physiology test at Start@Unito for modules 1, 2, 3 and 6. 
  • We propose you to take vision of the following modules of the Cell Physiology Course available at Start@unito (https://start.unito.it/course/view.php?id=65)
  • Module1: video 2, 3
  • Module 2: video 1, 2, 3
  • Module 3: video 1, 2, 3
  • Module 6: Video 1, 2
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Program

Schedule: 
February 21st, 22nd, 14:00-18:00.

Location:
Department of Life Sciences and Systems Biology (DBIOS)
Aula 2
Via Accademia Albertina 13, Torino.

  • Cell as a complex system Module 1
  • Diffusional processes: simple diffusion for neutral species and electrolytes; Fick; Nernst-Plank. Diffusion across the plasma membranes; Cell membrane permeability and membrane potential: Goldman-Hodgkin-Katz. Module 1 
  • A modern classification of transporters and pumps. Functional roles. Module 2
  • Electrical properties of the cells. Graded potential. Electric Excitability of the cells. Action Potential. Hodgkin and Huxley's analyses of the squid giant axon. Amplitude and frequency coding. Module 3
  • Ca2+ signals and Ca2+ indicators probes Module 6

 

Suggested readings and bibliography

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