University of Calgary

BCEM 555 - Biomembranes - Fall 2014

The material examines the structure and function of biological membranes with a strong emphasis on the role of membrane proteins. Topics may include: the physical properties of lipid bilayers, isolation and purification of membrane proteins, preparation of membrane mimetic systems, ion and solute movement across membranes (transport and ion channels), membrane protein folding, assembly and structure, and protein secretion and translocation systems.
This course may not be repeated for credit.


  • H(3-1T)


  • Prior or concurrent completion of Biochemistry 431[BCEM431] and 471[BCEM471] is strongly recommended.


  • Biochemistry 393[BCEM393] or 443[BCEM443].


This course will be offered next in Fall 2015.
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