Chemistry & PhysicsCHM 321 - Biochemistry II
- Time: To be announced. At the first class meeting, we will determine a time period that satisfies all students. Our goal is to serve students better by avoiding scheduling conflicts. Please see Len Holmes with any questions that you may have.
- Text: Biochemistry by Voet & Voet (1995) and selected outside readings.
- Course Content: As an intregral part of the Chemistry, Molecular Biotechnology program, Biochemistry II provides a continuation and more thorough treatment of biochemical principles considered in Biochemistry I. The course content will be in four major areas:
- 1. Mechanisms of enzyme catalyzed reactions. The nature of biological catalysis will be
- considered by discussing the underlying principles of chemical catalysis followed by a detailed
- examination of catalytic mechanisms of several of the best characterized enzymes.
- 2. Principles of bioenergetics and metabolism. Designed to augment metabolic studies in
- Biochemistry I, this portion of the course will provide a more comprehensive and detailed
- overview of metabolic coordination, metabolic control and signal transduction. The dynamics of
- energy, biosynthesis, and the utilization of precursors relating to carbohydrate, lipid, nitrogenous
- compounds and nucleotide metabolism will be examined.
- 3. Biological membranes and transport. The compositions and structures of biological
- membranes and related substances will be examined to learn about controlling the flux of
- nutrients, waste products and ions into and out of the cell.
- 4. Regulation of gene expression. Control of transcription in prokaryotes is examined.
- Discussion of eukaryote control will be considered as a part of the study of the structure and
- organization of the eukaryote chromosome.
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