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2020 - 2021 Graduate Catalog 
2020 - 2021 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

APSC 653 - Cellular Signaling in MATLAB

Spring Credits: (3)

An introduction to computer modeling of cell signal transduction, that is, how cells convert external stimuli such as hormones and neurotransmitters into an integrated and coordinated intracellular response. Topics covered include: binding of ligand to receptors, ion channels and electrical signals, metabotropic signaling (G protein coupled receptors, effector molecules, second messengers), intracellular calcium dynamics, and sensory transduction in the visual and auditory systems. Each topic will be introduced from the biological perspective and studied by simulation using MATLAB. Prior experience with mathematical and computer modeling is not required.