Master's degree in Molecular and Medical Biotechnology

Protein misfolding and human diseases

Course code
4S003664
Name of lecturer
Paola Dominici
Coordinator
Paola Dominici
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Academic sector
BIO/10 - BIOCHEMISTRY
Language of instruction
English
Period
II semestre dal Mar 4, 2019 al Jun 14, 2019.

Lesson timetable

Go to lesson schedule

Learning outcomes

This course aims to provide information on conformational disease, protein quality control system, chaperone,inherited disorders.
In particular, students will gain familiarity with principles of protein misfolding; protein misfolding disease; medical aspects of disease: diagnosis and current therapies

Syllabus

PRINCIPLES OF PROTEIN MISFOLDING
Why Proteins Misfold
Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress and Oxidative Stress:
Mechanisms and Link to Disease
Role of Molecular Chaperones in Protein Folding
Kinetic Models for Protein Misfolding and Association
Autophagy: An Alternative Degradation Mechanism
for Misfolded Proteins
Role of Posttranslational Modifications in Amyloid Formation
Protein Misfolding in Alzheimer Disease

PROTEIN MISFOLDING DISEASE: GAIN-OF-FUNCTION AND LOSS-OF-FUNCTION DISEASES
Alzheimer Disease: Protein Misfolding, Model Systems,
and Experimental Therapeutics
Misfolding and Aggregation in Huntington Disease
Systemic Amyloidoses
Copper–Zinc Superoxide Dismutase and Familial Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Alpha-1-Antitrypsin Deficiency
Folding Biology of Cystic Fibrosis: A Consortium-Based Approach to Disease
Cataract as a Protein-Aggregation Disease

MEDICAL ASPECTS OF DISEASE: DIAGNOSIS AND CURRENT THERAPIES
Imaging of Misfolded Proteins
Diagnosis of Systemic Amyloid Diseases
Identification of Biomarkers for Diagnosis of Amyloid Diseases
Current and Future Therapies for Alzheimer Disease
Identifying Targets in a-Synuclein Metabolism to Treat
Parkinson Disease and Related Disorders

Assessment methods and criteria

Written exam on the topics of the course.

The student will choose 3 out of 5 questions and will answer in detail

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2017/2018






© 2002 - 2019  Verona University
Via dell'Artigliere 8, 37129 Verona  |  P. I.V.A. 01541040232  |  C. FISCALE 93009870234