May 17, 2021  
Rensselaer Catalog 2008-2009 
Rensselaer Catalog 2008-2009 [Archived Catalog]

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BMED 6420 - Biology and Engineering of the Extracellular Matrix

Comprehensive examination of cellular interactions with the extracellular matrix (ECM), as well as analysis of the structure and function of the ECM in a variety of tissues. Topics to be covered include: EMC proteins, cell-matrix interactions, ECM signaling, mechanics of the ECM, ECM pathology and recent advances in ECM research. There are no formal prerequisites, but students should have a rudimentary knowledge of cell biology and protein structure (readings to provide this can be requested from the instructor).

When Offered: Spring term of even-numbered years.

Credit Hours: 4

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