Slides in this set
· Further introduce basic anatomical and
functional information about the nervous
· Build on elements from `Whole Organism
Biology' and `Genetics and Cell Biology'
· Learn some nervous system terminology
· From neurones (single cell)...
...to nervous system…read more
Overview (1st bit)
Formation of Blood Brain Barrier
· Neuronal classification…read more
Network of filamentous structures (not static)
Present in all cells but complex structure of
neurones means certain specialities..…read more
Are not static have changes in
their structure at various times.
They can move positions to form
· Microfilaments located on the inner
edge of the cell.
· Neurofilaments are located in other
parts of the cell too.
· Microtubules located throughout…read more
· Diameter = 3.7nm. .
· Mostly polymer of globular protein, actin (G-actin)
· Strands intertwine to form filaments (F-actin)
· Prevalent at the edge of the cell
· Roles include:
Support - basic strength and shape of cells; pre- and
post-synaptic specialisations; microvilli
Movement- Growth cone motility; dendritic movements
(remodelling) learning and memory…read more