Cell Biology Instructor's Lecture Notes for ODU
Cell Biology Instructor's Lecture Notes for ODU

Cell Biology Instructor's Lecture Notes for ODU

Lead Author(s): Christina Steel

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Instructor's lecture notes to accompany BIOL 293 (Cell Biology) course using Smart Biology at Old Dominion University

Table of Contents

Introduction to Cell Biology

  1. Why Study Cells?
  2. What does it mean to be ALIVE?
  3. What kinds of cells exist?

Molecules of Life

  1. General Chemistry of Life
  2. Nucleic Acids
  3. Lipids
  4. Carbohydrates
  5. Proteins

Metabolism

  1. Bioenergetics
  2. Photosynthesis
  3. Glycolysis
  4. Mitochondria & Aerobic Respiration

Plasma Membrane

  1. Membrane Composition
  2. Diffusion and Transport

Cell Cycle and Apoptosis

  1. Cell Cycle
  2. DNA Replication
  3. Mitosis
  4. Apoptosis

Gene Expression

  1. Transcription
  2. RNA Editing
  3. Translation
  4. Transcriptional Activation
  5. Epigenetics
  6. Glucose vs Lactose Metabolism

Protein Trafficking

  1. Cytoplasmic Trafficking
  2. Endomembrane Trafficking