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7.343 Protein Folding, Misfolding and Human Disease

7.343 Protein Folding, Misfolding and Human Disease

This course is one of many Advanced Undergraduate Seminars offered by the Biology Department at MIT. These seminars are tailored for students with an interest in using primary research literature to discuss and learn about current biological research in a highly interactive setting. The instructor for this course, Dr. Kosinski-Collins, is a member of the HHMI Education Group. Maintenance of the complex three-dimensional structure adopted by a protein in the cell is vital for function. Oftentimes, as a consequence of environmental stress, genetic mutation, and/or infection, the folded structure of a protein gets altered and multiple proteins stick and fall out of solution in a process known as aggregation. In many protein aggregation diseases, incorrectly folded proteins self-associate,... Show More

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Carlos Irigoin Jara
8 years ago

This course should be considered highly relevant and current. It also has direct relationship with theĀ appearance on new diseases and molecular medicine