BIOL 5152 1.5: Current Topics in Epithelial Physiology

   This course is not being offered 2017 - 2018

      Course Description: 

This course covers advanced topics in epithelial (and endothelial) physiology. An emphasis is placed on the importance of epithelial (and endothelial) transport processes to the normal physiological function of organ systems, but all aspects of epithelial (and endothelial) physiology are open for consideration. Examples will be drawn broadly from metazoans and will include both vertebrate and invertebrate organisms. Modern approaches that consider epithelial physiology are to be highlighted.

Epithelial tissue is one of the four basic tissue types that compose all animals. Epithelial tissue covers all the free surfaces of metazoans (cutaneous, mucous, and serous, including the glands and other structures derived from these) while endothelial cells line blood and lymphatic vessels and the heart. This core course covers advanced topics in epithelial (and endothelial) physiology. An emphasis is placed on the importance of epithelial (endothelial) transport processes to the normal physiological function of organ systems, but all aspects of epithelial (and endothelial) physiology are open for consideration. Examples are drawn from both vertebrate and invertebrate organisms. Modern approaches are highlighted, but not at the expense of an understanding of classical approaches as well as a deep history of epithelial physiology.

       Evaluation:  Seminar 1- 30%; Seminar 2- 30%; Paper-40%

 Faculty Resources:

The course will be offered every second year. This course will not adversely affect faculty resources.

Dr. Scott P. Kelly

Dr. Andrew Donini

Dr. Carol Bucking

     Bibliography:

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSIOLOGY-CELL PHYSIOLOGY
AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSIOLOGY-ENDOCRINOLOGY AND METABOLISM
AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSIOLOGY-GASTROINTESTINAL AND LIVER PHYSIOLOGY
AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSIOLOGY-HEART AND CIRCULATORY PHYSIOLOGY
AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSIOLOGY-LUNG CELLULAR AND MOLECULAR PHYSIOLOGY
AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSIOLOGY-REGULATORY INTEGRATIVE AND COMPARATIVE PHYSIOLOGY
AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSIOLOGY-RENAL PHYSIOLOGY

ANNUAL REVIEW OF PHYSIOLOGY

ARCHIVES OF INSECT BIOCHEMISTRY AND PHYSIOLOGY

BIOCHIMICA ET BIOPHYSICA ACTA-BIOMEMBRANES

COMPARATIVE BIOCHEMISTRY AND PHYSIOLOGY A-MOLECULAR & INTEGRATIVE PHYSIOLOGY
COMPARATIVE BIOCHEMISTRY AND PHYSIOLOGY B-BIOCHEMISTRY & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSIOLOGY

JOURNAL OF CELL BIOLOGY

JOURNAL OF COMPARATIVE PHYSIOLOGY B-BIOCHEMICAL SYSTEMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL PHYSIOLOGY

JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL BIOLOGY

JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL ZOOLOGY PART A-ECOLOGICAL GENETICS AND PHYSIOLOGY

JOURNAL OF INSECT PHYSIOLOGY

JOURNAL OF PHYSIOLOGY-LONDON

JOURNAL OF MEMBRANE BIOLOGY

PFLUGERS ARCHIV-EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PHYSIOLOGY

PHYSIOLOGICAL AND BIOCHEMICAL ZOOLOGY
PHYSIOLOGICAL REVIEWS
PHYSIOLOGY
RESPIRATORY PHYSIOLOGY & NEUROBIOLOGY