Graduate Course Descriptions

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6140. Cellular Systems Modeling

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: BME 5600.

Grading Basis: Graded

Cellular response to drugs and toxins, as well as normal cell processes such as proliferation, growth and motility often involve receptor-ligand binding and subsequent intracellular processes. Focuses on mathematical formulation of equations for key cellular events including binding of ligands with receptors on the cell surface, trafficking of the receptor-ligand complex within the cell and cell signaling by second messengers. Background material in molecular biology, cell physiology, estimation of parameters needed for the model equations from published literature and solution of the equations using available computer programs are included. Examples from the current literature of cell processes such as response to drugs and proliferation will be simulated with the model equations.

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