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NUTR.4720 Nutrigenetics (Formerly 36.472)

Id: 004821 Credits Min: 3 Credits Max: 3

Description

Regulation of eukaryotic gene expression by specific nutrients, hormones, and metabolites will be discussed including transcriptional, post-transcriptional, and translational mechanisms with emphasis on disease development or prevention. Application of material will include determining how human dietary requirements are affected by gene variants and inherited biochemical characteristics. This course will enable students to link their knowledge of nutrition with the growing discipline of the effects of diet on the human genome and specific hereditary diseases.

Prerequisites

NIUTR.2060 Human Nutrition, and NUTR.4630 Vitamins and Minerals, or Permission of Instructor.

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