BIOC 470 Lipids and Lipoproteins in Disease (3 credits)

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Offered by: Biochemistry (Faculty of Science)


Biochemistry : Structure, function and metabolism of lipids and lipoproteins as they relate to lipid storage diseases, obesity, insulin resistance, diabetes, heart disease, Alzheimers disease and other neurological diseases. Transcriptional and post-translational mechanisms governing the synthesis and degradation of important enzymes, lipids, and lipid transport molecules; role of lipid mediators in signaling pathways and protein modification; assembly and dynamics of lipoproteins and biological membranes; genetic disruptions of lipid regulatory proteins such as cell surface receptors leading to human disease.

Terms: Winter 2017

Instructors: Robert Kiss, Tommy Nilsson (Winter)

  • Prerequisite(s): BIOC 311 or equivalent.

  • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken BIOC 570.