BI 440 Molecular Biology (Fall/Spring: 3)
This course, together with BI 435, satisfies the one year requirement of
basic biochemistry for the biochemistry major.
This course will explore the structure, function, synthesis and interaction
of nucleic acids and proteins. The mechanisms involved in maintaining cellular
genetic and epigenetic information, and in reading this "code" to generate
specific patterns of gene expression, will be studied in detail. Topics
include classic and newly-developed techniques for studying macromolecules;
biotechnology; the functional organization of chromosomes; protein folding
and modifications; DNA replication, repair and supercoiling; RNA synthesis
and processing; translation and the levels of gene regulation. Literature
from the foundational investigations that led to our understanding of these
processes and the current research in these areas will be presented.
Danielle Taghian (Fall)
Anthony T. Annunziato (Spring)
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