7.88 Protein Folding and Human Disease
Covers amino acid sequence control of protein folding, misfolding, amyloid polymerization and aggregation. Readings and discussions address topics such as chaperone structure and function, folding and assembly of fibrous proteins, and pathologies associated with protein misfolding and aggregation in Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, Huntington's and other protein deposition diseases. Students required to write and present a research paper.
This class has 7.51 as a prerequisite.
7.88 will not be offered this semester. It will be instructed by J. A. King.
Lecture occurs 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM on Thursdays in 66-148.
This class counts for a total of 9 credits.
In the Spring 2015 Subject Evaluations, 7.88 was rated 6.5 out of 7.0. You can find more information at the MIT Department of Biology: 7.24/7.88j The Protein Folding Problem site or on the 7.88 Stellar site.
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