134.202 Biomembranes
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2020S, VO, 1.0h, 1.5EC
TUWEL

Properties

  • Semester hours: 1.0
  • Credits: 1.5
  • Type: VO Lecture

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to summarise lipid synthesis, to explain the properties and processes in membrane biophysics, to discuss membrane transport and electric signalling as well as to analyse signalling via G-protein-coupled receptors.

Subject of course

Lipid Synthesis

  • Classification
  • Fatty Acid Synthesis
  • Phospholipid Synthesis: Kennedy Pathways
  • Ether Lipid synthesis
  • Synthesis of Phosphatidylinositol
  • Sphingolipid
  • Synthesis
  • Cholesterol Synthesis

Membrane Biophysics

  • Pressure profile
  • Bilayer thickness
  • Phases in Lipid Bilayers: Gibbs phase rule
  • Shape of lipids, curvature
  • Connection to the cytoskeleton: spectrin, actin
  • Lateral diffusion
  • Asymmetry

Membrane Transport & Electric Signaling

  • Permeability of Biomembranes
  • Nernst potential, resting potential
  • Ion channels
  • Voltage-gated ion channels
  • Action potential
  • Chemical synapse

Signaling via G-protein-Coupled Receptors

Teaching methods

Presentation and discussion of the subjects with the students.

Mode of examination

Oral

Additional information

Literature

Handouts will be offered

Lecturers

Institute

Course dates

DayTimeDateLocationDescription
Wed15:00 - 16:0004.03.2020 - 24.06.2020 Biomembranes
Thu12:00 - 13:0005.03.2020FH Hörsaal 6 - TPH Vorbesprechung: BRAMESHUBER.
Biomembranes - Single appointments
DayDateTimeLocationDescription
Wed04.03.202015:00 - 16:00 Biomembranes
Thu05.03.202012:00 - 13:00FH Hörsaal 6 - TPH Vorbesprechung: BRAMESHUBER.
Wed11.03.202015:00 - 16:00 Biomembranes
Wed18.03.202015:00 - 16:00 Biomembranes
Wed25.03.202015:00 - 16:00 Biomembranes
Wed01.04.202015:00 - 16:00 Biomembranes
Wed08.04.202015:00 - 16:00 Biomembranes
Wed15.04.202015:00 - 16:00 Biomembranes
Wed22.04.202015:00 - 16:00 Biomembranes
Wed29.04.202015:00 - 16:00 Biomembranes
Wed06.05.202015:00 - 16:00 Biomembranes
Wed13.05.202015:00 - 16:00 Biomembranes
Wed20.05.202015:00 - 16:00 Biomembranes
Wed27.05.202015:00 - 16:00 Biomembranes
Wed03.06.202015:00 - 16:00 Biomembranes
Wed10.06.202015:00 - 16:00 Biomembranes
Wed17.06.202015:00 - 16:00 Biomembranes
Wed24.06.202015:00 - 16:00 Biomembranes

Examination modalities

oral exam on appointment. Estimated duration: 20 minutes

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
28.01.2020 00:00 31.12.2020 00:00 01.01.2021 00:00

Curricula

Literature

No lecture notes are available.

Preceding courses

Language

English