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BIOC 455 Neurochemistry (3 credits)

Offered by: Biochemistry (Faculty of Medicine)

Administered by: Faculty of Science

Overview

Biochemistry : Covers biochemical mechanisms underlying central nervous system function. Introduces basic neuroanatomy, CNS cell types and morphology, neuronal excitability, chemically mediated transmission, glial function. Biochemistry of specific neurotransmitters, endocrine effects on brain, brain energy metabolism and cerebral ischemia (stroke). With examples, where relevant, of biochemical processes disrupted in human CNS disease.

Terms: Winter 2011

Instructors: Ana Cecilia Flores Parkman, Naguib Mechawar, Nicolas Cermakian (Winter)