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BCMB 33100 - Principles of Biochemistry

Course Credit: 1
This course focuses on the structural and chemical properties of the four main categories of biological molecules - amino acids, nucleic acids, carbohydrates, lipids - as a means of critically analyzing the functions of complex biological macromolecules and cellular processes at the molecular level. Structure, equilibria, thermodynamics, kinetics and reactivity of biological macromolecules, with emphasis on proteins and enzymes, are the course cornerstones. Principles of bioenergetics and intermediary metabolism (glycolysis, citric acid cycle, and oxidative phosphorylation) also discussed. Critical thinking and inquiry encouraged by analysis and discussion of current research literature. This course counts for major credit in Biology and Chemistry. Recommended: BIOL 30500  and BIOL 30600  Prerequisite(s): CHEM 21200 , minimum grade C-, and BIOL 20100 , minimum grade of C-; or permission of instructor. Annually. [MNS]