Biochemistry

Two-letter course code: BC
 
COURSE OFFERINGS
 
362s    Medical Biochemistry    Introduction to fundamental principles of biochemistry. Topics include amino acids and proteins; enzyme kinetics, mechanisms, and inhibition; lipid and carbohydrate structure and function; concepts of pharmacology; and the organization and functions of the major human metabolic pathways. Students may not receive credit for both this course and 367 or 368. Lecture only. Formerly offered as Biochemistry 298 and 262. Prerequisite: Chemistry 241 and Biology 163. Concurrent enrollment in Chemistry 242. Four credit hours.    RICE

367f    Biochemistry of the Cell I    Introduction to biochemical processes. Topics include the structure and function of the major classes of biological molecules (amino acids, proteins, lipids, and carbohydrates). Students may not receive credit for both Biochemistry 362 and 367. Lecture and optional laboratory. Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing, Chemistry 242, and Biology 163. Four or five credit hours.    MILLARD

368s    Biochemistry of the Cell II    Advanced study of biochemical processes. Topics include the generation and use of metabolic energy, the integrated control of cellular functions, mechanisms of transport, cellular communication, and protein sorting. Students may not receive credit for both Biochemistry 362 and 368. Lecture and optional laboratory. Prerequisite: Biochemistry 367. Biochemistry 367 laboratory prerequisite to Biochemistry 368 laboratory. Four or five credit hours.    GREENWOOD, MILLARD

378s    Molecular Biology    An examination of how organisms maintain and express genetic information. Emphasis on well-characterized model systems in plants and animals. Topics include nuclear and organellar genomes, regulation of gene expression by developmental and environmental stimuli, and production of transgenic organisms. Lecture and laboratory. Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing, Biology 279 with lab, and Chemistry 141 and 142, or 145. Four credit hours.    JOHNSON