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Robert A Steiner
P BIO 509
Seattle Campus


Emphasizes the cellular and molecular aspects of several topics in neuroendocrinology, including neuropeptide genes, reproduction, steroid hormone regulation of gene expression, mechanisms of hormone action, endocrine rhythms, and neural oscillations. Prerequisite: either BIOL 201, BIOL 202, and BIOL 203, or BIOL 180, BIOL 200, and BIOL 220; BIOC 440, BIOC 441, BIOC 442 or permission of instructor. Offered: jointly with NEUBEH 541; W, odd years.

Class description

A course dealing with the mechanisms by which the brain governs pituitary and other endocrine functions in the body. Topics include reproduction; growth hormone regulation; vasopressin and oxytociin; neuropeptide synthesis and signalling, circadian rhythms; sexual behavior; feeding behavior; steriod hormone action.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Lecture / socratic dialogue format

Recommended preparation

General Biology and Biochemistry

Class assignments and grading

Reading reviews and original literature

Grades are assigned on the basis of a take-home writing project and a final exam

The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Additional Information
Last Update by Alyssa M. Kern
Date: 07/27/2001