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

NEUR 379 - Fundamentals of Neurochemistry/Neuropharmacology

Focuses on two diseases: relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis and idiopathic Alzheimer’s disease. The initial portion of the course examines the various methods neurochemists utilize to answer questions about these two diseases. The remainder of the course focuses on the epidemiological, neuroanatomical, cellular, biochemical, and molecular aspects of the two diseases. Multiple sclerosis is a more intercellular question examining the interaction of immune cells and the glia of the nervous system whereas Alzheimer’s disease tends to focus more on intracellular mechanisms leading to the synthesis of beta-amyloid and the formation of neurofibrillary tangles, the two hallmarks of this disease.

Credits: 1.00
Crosslisted: PSYC 379  
Corequisite: NEUR 379L  
Prerequisites: (NEUR 170  or PSYC 275 ) and BIOL 182  and CHEM 263  
Major/Minor Restrictions: None
Class Restriction: None
Area of Inquiry: Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Liberal Arts CORE: None

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