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Lab Attendance

--Elizabeth Blanchard 10:42, 10 March 2011 (EST)

--Elizabeth Blanchard 10:53, 24 March 2011 (EST)

--Elizabeth Blanchard 10:32, 31 March 2011 (EST)

Individual Assessments

Lab 1

1. What are the key cell biology journals?

The Journal of Cell Biology

BMC Cell Biology


Journal of Cell Science

Molecular Biology of the Cell

2. Which journals allow reuse of their published content?

The Journal of Cell Biology

BMC Cell Biology

Public Library of Science

Lab 2

1. Which chromosomes contribute to the nucleolus?

The nucleolus contains repeats of ribosomal RNA genes on chromosomes 13, 14, 15, 21 and 22.

2. Identify and add a link to your page of a recent cell biology article using confocal microscopy.

Biotherapeutic target or sink: analysis of the macrophage mannose receptor tissue distribution in murine models of lysosomal storage diseases.

Lab 3

1. Find the SDS information for chloroform and identify the hazards associated with this chemical.

Chloroform is harmful when inhaled, and in high concentrations may even be fatal. It is a chlorinated hydrocarbon, which toxic when swallowed, and with repeated exposure may cause dermatitis and reproductive harm. May also be a potential human carcinogen with repeated exposure.

Chloroform Safety Data Sheet

Natural cycle and OC cycle follicles.jpg

Rebecca L Birtch, Angela R Baerwald, Olufemi A Olatunbosun, Roger A Pierson Ultrasound image attributes of human ovarian dominant follicles during natural and oral contraceptive cycles. Reprod. Biol. Endocrinol.: 2005, 3(1);12 PMID:15829004 | PMC1087505 | Reprod Biol Endocrinol.

© 2005 Birtch et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.

This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Lab 4

1. Identify a commercial supplier of an antibody that relates to your group project topic.

Millipore is a commercial supplier of the antibody 'Anti-Connexin 43, C-terminus' related to gap junctions. This specific connexin is able to recognize proteins who have a molecular weight between 43-47kD from Western blots of mouse fibroblasts as well as Cx43 in a variety of organisms.

Millipore: Anti-Connexin 43, C-terminus

2. In mitochondria, where is the gene located that encode Cytochrome C and what keeps this protein trapped within the mitochondria?

Work Area

Lab 1

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First Lab

Journal of Cell Biology Homepage

Lab 2


Lab 3

This is about frog nucleoli shape changes.[1]

Reference list

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