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Z3280894 You need to add pictures to your page. Also I suggest reordering your page so that it flows better, like making function below structure. Great job on referencing, you seemed to have done a lot of research. Maybe it would improve your page if you made the cited text link down to the references.


LECTURE 4: Outline something new that you learnt from this lecture. I learnt about Nuclear Bodies (Cajal and PML) that, to my recollection, I hadn't heard of previously. I also learnt some things about chromosomes that were fairly new. Also, I liked the picture of Nuclear Pores. I had heard about them for a good while but could never really visualise what they might look like - kinda cool.

LECTURE 5: What did you find difficult to understand? Everything was pretty understandable because you have a nice voice that's very easy to listen to; like the voices on TV. Perhaps when we study the Cytoskeleton and ECM later on I can build on my knowledge of the structural role of intermediate filaments.

LECTURE 7: What are the main energy processes in the cell? Mitochondria is an organelle in cells. The main function of mitochondria is to produce energy (ATP) for the cell using raw materials such as oxygen and fatty acids. In plant cells chloroplasts are highly involved in energy production.

LECTURE 8: There are different types of Cell Adhesion Molecules present within the Nervous System that each serve a different role: N-CAMs are Neuronal Cell Adhesion Molecules. Ng-CAMs are Neuron-glia Cell Adhesion Molecules involved in promoting the regeneration of a nerve subsequent to damage. In addition to this Ng-CAMs are associated with adhesion across the axon. L-CAMs are Liver Cell Adhesion Molecules that are involved in maintaining the architectural integrity of the liver with cell-cell adhesion. I-CAMs are Intercellular Adhesion Molecules that are closely associated with the inflammatory response. They often mediate adhesive interactions important for antigen-specific immune responses and are are involved in WBC recirculation when they act to block cell ahesion.

LECTURE 10: What is the layer of the skin that contains a high concentration of intermediate filaments that form desmosomes? (Hint: between the Statum Granulosum and Stratum Basale layer of the skin). This layer is the Stratum Spinosum.