242. Advanced Molecular Toxicology
(Formerly numbered M242.) Lecture, two hours; discussion, two hours. Requisite: Environmental Health Sciences C240. Preparation: undergraduate biology and chemistry courses. Examination of recent literature on mechanisms of toxicity. Didactic lectures and student presentation of papers selected by instructor on various aspects of toxic mechanisms, including free radical generation, oxidative stress and adaptive pathways, mechanisms of cell death, inflammation and fibrosis, autophagy and diseases, metal toxicity/ion homeostasis, carcinogenesis, DNA damage and repair, cancer and gene environmental interactions, toxicity testing and radiation carcinogenesis, toxicology of major pollutants including air pollution, persistent organic pollutants and dioxins, toxicology of major organ including liver, kidney, immune, reproductive and nervous system, and nanotoxicology. Discussion of various papers. Letter grading.