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COURSE NUMBER: BIOL 470
COURSE TITLE: Biochemistry I
NAME OF INSTRUCTOR: Dr Jessmi Ling (lecture), Martine Ooms (lab)
CREDIT WEIGHT AND WEEKLY TIME DISTRIBUTION: credits 3 (hrs lect 3 - hrs sem 0 - hrs lab 3)
CALENDAR DESCRIPTION: This course is designed to introduce students to biochemistry. The focus of the lectures is on the structure and function of the chemical constituents of living organisms. The lectures cover such topics as the energetics of biochemical reactions, amino acids and peptides, protein structure and function, enzyme kinetics, bioenergetics, carbohydrates and carbohydrate metabolism.

Same as CHEM 400.

Prerequisites: CHEM 351
REQUIRED TEXTS:
  • Berg,  J.M.,  J.L.  Tymoczko,  L.  Stryer.  2015.  Biochemistry  (eighth  edition).  W.H.  Freeman  and Company, New York.
  • Biol 470/Chem 400, Biochemistry I, Laboratory Manual 2017, The King’s University.
MARK DISTRIBUTION IN PERCENT:
Assignments (3)12%
Exam I 22%
Exam II 22%
Exam III 22%
Laboratory Mark 22%
100%
COURSE OBJECTIVES: It is the aim of the course that students acquire the following skills:
  • Understand the chemistry of important biological macromolecules.
  • Understand the principles of enzymatic activities and analysis.
  • Comprehend various metabolic pathways and appreciate its complexity, network and proper regulation.
  • Apply basic techniques used in biochemistry, then analyze and interpret biochemical data to arrive to a conclusion.
LECTURE OUTLINE:
  • Protein composition & structure
  • Exploring proteins & proteomics
  • Hemoglobin 
  • Enzymes: basic concepts & kinetics
  • Enzyme Catalytic strategies
  • Enzyme Regulatory strategies
  • Carbohydrates
  • Lipids & cell membranes
  • Membrane channels & pumps
  • Metabolism: basic concepts & design
  • Glycolysis & gluconeogenesis
  • Citric acid cycle


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