BI 435 Biological Chemistry (Fall/Spring: 3)

Prerequisite: BI200 and CH231
Students cannot get credit for BI 435 if they have already completed CH 561 (Biochemistry 1). 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: 30-MAY-13