20410262 - ENDOCRINOLOGIA MOLECOLARE

Endocrine system allows the communication and the fine regulation of all apparatuses and organs of the organisms. for this reason, the endocrine physiology is an important part of all basic physiology courses. in line with these concepts, the main goals of this course are:
i) increase student’s knowledges on integrated physiology;
ii) increase the student’s critical ability related to the scientific research in the field of endocrine physiology, and
iii) increase the student’s ability in problem solving and public speaking.

MARINO MARIA

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Mutuazione: 20410262 ENDOCRINOLOGIA MOLECOLARE in Biologia per la ricerca molecolare, cellulare e fisiopatologica LM-6 MARINO MARIA

Programma

INTRODUCTION TO ENDOCRINOLOGY (1 CFU)
HISTORY, CHEMICAL NATURE OF HORMONES, EVOLUTION OF CHEMICAL SIGNALS. ENDOCRINE GLANDS, HORMONE SYNTHESIS AND RELEASE (ENDOCRINE, AUTOCRINE, PARACRINE, AND INTRACRINE ACTIONS, HORMONAL RHYTMS) MECHANISMS OF HORMONE ACTIONS (SIGNALLING FROM MEMBRANE AND INTRACELLULAR RECEPTORS)
THE ENDOCRINE SYSTEM AND INTEGRATIVE PHYSIOLOGY (3 CFU)
REPRODUCTIVE ENDOCRINOLOGY (FETAL GROWTH, PREGNANCY, MATERNAL ADAPTATION TO PREGNANCY)
GROWTH (GROWTH FACTORS AND ONCOGENES IN FETAL GROWTH, POSTNATAL GROWTH, PUBERTY, HORMONESAND THE GENDER/SEX DIFFERENCES)
AGEING (THEORIES, HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPIES, GERIATRIC ENDOCRINOLOGY)
METABOLIC ENDOCRINOLOGY (REGULATION OF FOOD UPTAKE, REGULATION OF DIGESTIVE PROCESSES, OBESITY)

HORMONES AND ENVIRONMENTAL INJURIES (1 CFU)
STRESS ADAPTATION
ENVIRONMENTAL ENDOCRINE DISRUPTORS
DISORDERS OF THE ENDOCRINOLOGY SYSTEM (CELL GROWTH AND CANCER)
CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF SCIENTIFIC LITERATURE (1 CFU)


Testi Adottati

Review provided in the class room

Modalità Erogazione

The course of Molecular Endocrinology constists of lectures and pratical training in laboratory As part of the training there is a literature task that is performed as a group work. The groups should extract up-to-date information about an interesting nutrition theme and then present the results in the form of a brief oral presentation.

Modalità Frequenza

The attendance of the course is not mandatory, but it is highly reccomended to prepare the research project for the final evaluation

Modalità Valutazione

The final evaluation consists of the discussion of a research project written by student