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COURSE NUMBER: BIOL 471
COURSE TITLE: Biochemistry II
NAME OF INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Jessmi Ling
CREDIT WEIGHT AND WEEKLY TIME DISTRIBUTION: credits 3 (hrs lect 3 - hrs sem 0 - hrs lab 0)
CALENDAR DESCRIPTION: This course is a continuation of BIOL 470. The topics covered include electron transport and oxidative phosphorylation, lipids and lipid metabolism, amino acid metabolism, nucleic acids and their metabolism, photosynthesis, the chemical structure of genes and chromosomes, protein synthesis, and the structure and function of biological membranes.

Same as CHEM 401.

Prerequisites: BIOL 470
REQUIRED TEXTS: Berg, J.M., J.L. Tymoczko, L. Stryer. 2015. Biochemistry (eighth edition). W.H. Freeman &
Company, New York.
MARK DISTRIBUTION IN PERCENT:
Assignments (4)8%
Quizzes (12)12%
Exam 120%
Exam 220%
Exam 320%
Exam 420%
100%
COURSE OBJECTIVES: At the end of this course, students will be able to:
  1. Explain oxidative phosphorylation and its role in cellular metabolism.
  2. Understand both the light-dependent and the light-independent components of photosynthesis.
  3. Understand the central carbon metabolic pathways such as the pentose phosphate pathway and glycogen metabolism.
  4. Explain the metabolism of fatty acids, amino acids, and nucleic acids, and how those metabolic processes are related to central carbon metabolism.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of DNA replication, recombination and repair.
  6. Explain RNA synthesis and splicing.
  7. Know how protein synthesis occurs in a cell and how it is regulated.
COURSE OUTLINE:
  • Citric Acid Cycle
  • Oxidative Phosphorylation
  • Glycogen Metabolism
  • Light Reactions
  • Calvin Cycle and Pentose Phosphate Pathway
  • Fatty Acid Metabolism
  • Lipids and Steroids
  • Protein Turnover and Amino Acid Catabolism
  • Amino Acid Biosynthesis
  • Nucleotide Biosynthesis
  • DNA Recombination and Repair
  • RNA Synthesis and Processing
  • Protein Synthesis


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