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42-502 Special Topics: Cellular Biomechanics

Department:Biomedical Engineering
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This course discusses how mechanical quantities and processes such as force, motion, and deformation influence cell behavior and function, with a focus on the connection between mechanics and biochemistry. Specific topics include: (1) the role of stresses in the cytoskeleton dynamics as related to cell growth, spreading, motility, and adhesion; (2) the generation of force and motion by moot molecules; (3) stretch-activated ion channels; (4) protein and DNA deformation; (5) mechanochemical coupling in signal transduction; (6) protein trafficking and secretion; and (7) the effects of mechanical forces on gene expression. Emphasis is placed on the biomechanics issues at the cellular and molecular levels; their clinical and engineering implications are elucidated. Also known as 24-759.

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  Spring 2005 times

Sec Time Day Instructor Location  
A 12:00 - 1:20 pm T Leduc SH 220 Add course to my schedule
R Leduc SH 220

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