Monthly Archives: August 2012

Central Nervous System Communication: Neurons and Glia

Central Nervous System Communication: Neurons and Glia   Cells/structures Types Functions Features Neurons Sensory neurons Transform physical energy -> sense messages -> the brain Compose the afferent tracts of the nervous system Motor neurons Transmit information from the brain -> … Continue reading

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Central Nervous System (CNS) and Peripheral Nervous System (PNS): Structures and Functions

Central nervous system (CNS) Main structures Protective structures Functioning structures Connection structures The brain (<-> cranial nerves), spinal cord ( <-> spinal nerves) Blood-brain barrier: prevents poisonous substances from entering into the brain; Skull: shield the brain from external; pia … Continue reading

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The Endocrine System: Hormone Categories

The Endocrine System: Hormone Categories   Hormones Category Functions Examples Steroids From cholesterol Growth, sexual, reproductive functions; tissue healing Muscle-building drugs Peptides Hormones Generation of other hormones Oxytocin Amino acids Organic compounds   Adrenaline   Endocrine Glands and Hormones   … Continue reading

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Behavioral Genetics and Evolutionary Psychology

Behavioral Genetics Methods   Methods Study models Characteristics Research focus Core concepts/notes Twin studies Monozygotic/identical twins Identical genotypes; shared environment Relationships between heredity and experience Hereditability: an index of differences in people that can only be caused by genetic inheritance … Continue reading

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The History and Branches of Psychology with Early Timelines

Branches  Focus Methods Founders/Pioneers Time Contributions Structuralism Experimental psychology   William Wundt 1879 Established the first psychology lab The basis of the structure of consciousness Introspection: studies and describes one’s own conscious processes Edward Titchener     Cognitive psychology The … Continue reading

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The Database of Cytokine Receptors: L – P

Symbol Other Symbols Name Other Names Gene Information Genome Information Protein Information Genetic Variants Cellular Pathways Functions LIFR SWS; SJS2; STWS; CD118; LIF-R; FLJ98106; FLJ99923 LEUKEMIA INHIBITORY FACTOR RECEPTOR   NCBI Gene OMIM Ensembl NCBI Map Viewer UCSC Genome Browser … Continue reading

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The Database of Cytokine Receptors: I

Symbol Other Symbols Name Other Names Gene Information Genome Information Protein Information Genetic Variants Cellular Pathways Functions IFNAR1 AVP; IFRC; IFNAR; IFNBR; IFN-alpha-REC INTERFERON, ALPHA, BETA, AND OMEGA, RECEPTOR 1 IFNAR ANTIVIRAL PROTEIN, ALPHA TYPE; AVP ANTIVIRAL PROTEIN, BETA TYPE … Continue reading

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The Database of Cytokine Receptors: C

Symbol Other Symbols Name Other Names Gene Information Genome Information Protein Information Genetic Variants Cellular Pathways Functions CCR2   chemokine (C-C motif) receptor 2 CKR2; CCR2A; CCR2B; CD192; CKR2A; CKR2B; CMKBR2; MCP-1-R; CC-CKR-2 NCBI Gene Map Viewer HPRD SNP: Genotype … Continue reading

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The Cytokine Database: T – X

Gene Other Symbols Full Name Gene Information Genome Information Protein Information Genetic Variants Cellular Pathways Functions TNFRSF11B OPG; TR1; OCIF; MGC29565 TUMOR NECROSIS FACTOR RECEPTOR SUPERFAMILY, MEMBER 11B NCBI Gene OMIM Ensembl NCBI Map Viewer UCSC Genome Browser     … Continue reading

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The Cytokine Database: O – S

Gene Other Symbols Full Name Gene Information Genome Information Protein Information Genetic Variants Cellular Pathways OSM MGC20461 ONCOSTATIN M NCBI Gene OMIM Ensembl NCBI Map Viewer UCSC Genome Browser UniProt HPRD Genetics Association DB GWAS Central HGVS MutaDATABASE SNP SNP: … Continue reading

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The Cytokine Database: M – N

Gene Other Symbols Full Name Gene Information Genome Information Protein Information Genetic Variants Cellular Pathways Functions MDK MK; NEGF2; FLJ27379 MIDKINE NCBI GeneOMIM EnsemblNCBI Map Viewer UCSC Genome Browser UniProtHPRD Genetics Association DBGWAS Central HGVS MutaDATABASE SNP SNP: GeneView KEGG … Continue reading

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The Cytokine Database: ISG – L

Gene Other Symbols Full Name Gene Information Genome Information Protein Information Genetic Variants Cellular Pathways ISG15 G1P2; IP17; UCRP; IFI15; hUCRP UBIQUITIN-LIKE MODIFIER ISG15 NCBI GeneOMIM Ensembl NCBI Map Viewer UCSC Genome Browser UniProt HPRD Genetics Association DBGWAS CentralHGVS MutaDATABASE … Continue reading

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The Cytokine Database: Interleukins

Gene Other Symbols Full Name Gene Information Genome Information Protein Information Genetic Variants Cellular Pathways Functions IL1A IL1; IL-1A; IL1F1; IL1-ALPHA INTERLEUKIN 1-ALPHA NCBI GeneOMIM Ensembl NCBI Map ViewerUCSC Genome Browser UniProt HPRD Genetics Association DBGWAS CentralHGVSMutaDATABASE SNP SNP: GeneView … Continue reading

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The Cytokine Database: Interferons

Gene Other Symbols Full Name Gene Information Genome Information Protein Information Genetic Variants Cellular Pathways Functions IFNA1 IFL; IFN; IFNA@; IFNA13; IFN-ALPHA; MGC138207; MGC138505; MGC138507; IFN-alphaD INTERFERON, ALPHA-1 NCBI GeneOMIM Ensembl NCBI Map Viewer UCSC Genome Browser UniProt HPRD Genetics … Continue reading

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The Cytokine Database: D – F

Gene Other Symbols Full Name Gene Information Genome Information Protein Information Genetic Variants Cellular Pathways Functions DMKN UNQ729; ZD52F10; FLJ79374 Dermokine 93099 Genome ProteinHPRD SNPSNP: GeneView KEGG EBI3 IL27B; IL-27B EPSTEIN-BARR VIRUS-INDUCED GENE 3 NCBI GeneOMIM Ensembl NCBI Map ViewerUCSC … Continue reading

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The Cytokine Database: A – C

Gene Other Symbols Full Name Gene Information Genome Information Protein Information Genetic Variants Cellular Pathways Functions AIMP1 p43; HLD3; EMAP2; SCYE1; EMAPII AMINOACYL-tRNA SYNTHETASE COMPLEX-INTERACTING MULTIFUNCTIONAL PROTEIN 1 NCBI GeneOMIM EnsemblNCBI Map ViewerUCSC Genome Browser UniProtHPRD     Genetics Association … Continue reading

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