7.06 Cell Biology

Spring 2007

Animal cell with organelles labelled.
An illustration of the structure of an animal cell. (Image courtesy of Wikipedia.)

Course Description

This course deals with the biology of cells of higher organisms: The structure, function, and biosynthesis of cellular membranes and organelles; cell growth and oncogenic transformation; transport, receptors, and cell signaling; the cytoskeleton, the extracellular matrix, and cell movements; chromatin structure and RNA synthesis.

Technical Requirements

Special software is required to use some of the files in this course: .swf.

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Prof. Terry Orr-Weaver
Prof. Hidde Ploegh