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Every third year
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Molecular Pharmacology is an upper-level exploration of the molecular basis of drug action.  This course will build upon the fundamentals of organic structure and reactivity to investigate the sources of pharmacological agents and their interactions with biological macromolecules that are relevant to disease.  Subjects will include the fundamentals of drug action and development, protein and DNA structure, the chemical transformations involved in drug metabolism and advances in drug delivery.  Specific major topics include antibiotics, HIV and cancer. The class will focus primarily on the original literature with each participant actively engaging in frequent presentations on chosen or assigned topics. Prerequisites: Chemistry 231 and 289. One unit.

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