BIOL 321 Fall 2012 Biochemistry I: Structure and Function of Biological Molecules (Q)

Cross Listed as CHEM321, BIMO321
This course introduces the basic concepts of biochemistry with an emphasis on the structure and function of biological macromolecules. Specifically, the structure of proteins and nucleic acids are examined in detail in order to determine how their chemical properties and their biological behavior result from those structures. Other topics covered include catalysis, enzyme kinetics, mechanism and regulation; the molecular organization of biomembranes; and the flow of information from nucleic acids to proteins. In addition, the principles and applications of the methods used to characterize macromolecules in solution and the interactions between macromolecules are discussed. The laboratory provides an opportunity to study the structure of macromolecules and to learn the fundamental experimental techniques of biochemistry including electrophoresis, chromatography, and principles of enzymatic assays.
Class Format: lecture, three hours per week; laboratory, four hours per week
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation will be based on quizzes, a midterm exam, a final exam, problem sets and performance in the laboratories including lab reports
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Prerequisites: Biology 101 and Chemistry 251/255 and Chemistry 155/256
Enrollment Preference: junior and senior Biology and Chemistry majors and BIMO concentrators
Department Notes: does not satisfy the distribution requirement in the Biology major
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Divisional Attributes: Division III,Quantitative and Formal Reasoning
Other Attributes: BGNP Related Courses,BIMO Required Courses
Enrollment Limit: 48
Expected Enrollment: 48
Class Number: 1140
CLASSES ATTR INSTRUCTORS TIMES CLASS NUMBER ENRL CONSENT
BIOL321-01(F) LEC Biochem I:Struc&Func Molecules (Q) Division 3: Science and MathematicsQuantitative and Formal Reasoning Amy Gehring
MWF 10:00 AM-10:50 AM Chemistry 202 1140
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