CHEM 421 Neurochemistry
Content: Neurochemistry of synaptic transmission and an introduction to chemical approaches used to unravel the mechanistic basis of neuronal communication. Neurotransmitters, neuromodulatory proteins, and the mechanistic workings of ion channels and neuroreceptors. Neuronal processing of sensory information and intracellular signal transduction pathways. Neurochemical mechanisms that underlie memory, learning, and behavior. Behavioral sequelae that result from neurochemical abnormalities.
Prerequisites: CHEM 330 (may be taken concurrently).
Restrictions: Sophomore standing required.
Usually offered: Every third year, fall semester.
Semester credits: 2.