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BIO 167: Insulin and carbohydrate metabolism in health and disease a history of advances 1850 to current

The quest to understand how the body uses sugar and the overlapping quest for a diabetes cure have resulted in discoveries in every branch of biology. Topics include insulin production, structure, and evolution; transduction of the insulin signal; transport of sugar into cells; sugar storage and release; how the brain transports and uses sugar; growth control; pancreas development; genetic and environmental causes of diabetes; engineering solutions to diabetes (artificial pancreas, stem cells), glucose homeostasis (modeling insulin action). Prerequisites: BIO 41, 42.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Barton, K. (PI)
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