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Biochemistry
BIOCHEM
CLASS CODE: CHEM 481 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: PHYSICAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING
DEPARTMENT: CHEMISTRY
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: A one semester course emphasizing the chemical components and reactions in biological systems. The course is designed for students in Chemistry, Biology, Pre-medicine, and Pre-dentistry.
TAUGHT: Fall and Winter
CONTENT AND TOPICS:
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: Understand structure-function relationships in four major classes of biomolecules: proteins, nucleic acids, carbohydrates, and lipids.

Define the study of enzyme kinetics and how its study can give information about enzyme activity and enzyme substrate/inhibitor interactions.

Know the metabolic pathways responsible for the synthesis and breakdown of proteins, nucleic acids, carbohydrates, and lipids.

Describe and quantify the comsumption, release, and transduction of chemical energy in the context of metabolic pathways in a living organism.
REQUIREMENTS:
PREREQUISITES: Completion of Biology 100 or Biology 200 and Chem 351. Completion of Chem 352 recommended.
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EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2001