Biochemistry I Lecture

3.00 crs.

This course is a detailed study of the structure and function of the major classes of biological macromolecules: proteins, nucleic acids, lipids, and sugars. Physical, chemical, experimental, and mechanistic aspects of macromolecules and their behavior are emphasized based on an understanding of the underlying principles of bonding, equilibria, thermodynamics, and kinetics. Topics covered include protein structure and folding, experimental methods used to characterize and manipulate proteins and DNA, allostery and other types of regulation, molecular disease, enzyme mechanism and inhibition, and membranes. This course is cross-listed with BIOL-A405: Students only receive credit for successfully completing the first instance of the course/s.

Course Prerequisite

CHEM A301 Organic Chemistry II Lecture , or permission of instructor

Course Cross-listing

Course Corequisite