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.

2023S, VO, 1.0h, 1.5EC

Properties

  • Semester hours: 1.0
  • Credits: 1.5
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Distance Learning

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

Mode: The lecture will be held in hybrid every Wednesday. For online participation I will use zoom: Meeting ID: 914 5744 9035; Password: 4Hc7a4Gf

Begin: The first lecture will be on March 2nd

Lecturers

Institute

Course dates

DayTimeDateLocationDescription
Wed14:00 - 16:0001.03.2023 - 24.05.2023Sem.R. DB gelb 05 A 134.202 VO Biomembranes
Biomembranes - Single appointments
DayDateTimeLocationDescription
Wed01.03.202314:00 - 16:00Sem.R. DB gelb 05 A 134.202 VO Biomembranes
Wed08.03.202314:00 - 16:00Sem.R. DB gelb 05 A 134.202 VO Biomembranes
Wed15.03.202314:00 - 16:00Sem.R. DB gelb 05 A 134.202 VO Biomembranes
Wed22.03.202314:00 - 16:00Sem.R. DB gelb 05 A 134.202 VO Biomembranes
Wed29.03.202314:00 - 16:00Sem.R. DB gelb 05 A 134.202 VO Biomembranes
Wed19.04.202314:00 - 16:00Sem.R. DB gelb 05 A 134.202 VO Biomembranes
Wed26.04.202314:00 - 16:00Sem.R. DB gelb 05 A 134.202 VO Biomembranes
Wed03.05.202314:00 - 16:00Sem.R. DB gelb 05 A 134.202 VO Biomembranes
Wed10.05.202314:00 - 16:00Sem.R. DB gelb 05 A 134.202 VO Biomembranes
Wed17.05.202314:00 - 16:00Sem.R. DB gelb 05 A 134.202 VO Biomembranes
Wed24.05.202314:00 - 16:00Sem.R. DB gelb 05 A 134.202 VO Biomembranes

Examination modalities

oral exam on appointment. Estimated duration: 20 minutes

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
01.03.2023 00:00 26.08.2023 00:00 26.08.2023 00:00

Curricula

Literature

No lecture notes are available.

Preceding courses

Language

English