BI 435 Biological Chemistry (Fall/Spring: 3)
BI200 and CH231
This course, together with BI 440, satisfies the one year requirement of
basic biochemistry for the biochemistry major.
This course is designed to introduce biology and biochemistry majors to
the subject with an emphasis on understanding the biochemical principals
that are crucial to biological function at the molecular, cellular, and
organismal levels. The material includes: (1) the structure and chemistry
of biomolecules, including amino acids, proteins, lipids, carbohydrates,
and nucleic acids; (2) the key metabolic pathways and enzymology involved
in the synthesis/degradation of carbohydrates; and (3) the cycling of energy
through biological systems. Reference will be made to alterations in biochemical
structures, processes, and pathways that relate to specific diseases.
Daniel Kirschner (Fall)
Rebecca Dunn (Spring)
Last Updated: 28-JAN-13