BIOCHEMISTRY

BIOCHEMISTRY

Note: Biochemistry courses are offered by the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.

BIOCHEMISTRY 2300 (CHEMISTRY 2250)
Elements of Human Nutrition

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

The science of human nutrition based on some elementary principles of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Nutritional requirements, the function and metabolism of nutrients and the practical means for achieving adequate nutrition are emphasized. The relationship among social and economic issues, nutrition, food production and distribution will be discussed.

Prerequisite: Chemistry 30 or 0500.

Note: This course was known as Chemistry 2250 prior to 1999/2000.

BIOCHEMISTRY 3010 (CHEMISTRY 3310)
Biochemistry I

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Chemistry of the proteins and nucleic acids with an emphasis on the relations of structure to function as observed in catalysis, genetics, protein biosynthesis and biological control mechanisms.

Prerequisite: Chemistry 2200 or 2600.

Note: This course was known as Chemistry 3310 prior to 1999/2000.

BIOCHEMISTRY 3020 (CHEMISTRY 3320)
Biochemistry II

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Chemistry of the carbohydrates and lipids and the metabolism of these and other cellular constituents and nutrients. Energy transductions associated with catabolism and synthesis; biological control mechanisms and other physiological processes of current interest.

Prerequisite: Biochemistry 3010 (Chemistry 3310 prior to 1999/2000).

Note: This course was known as Chemistry 3320 prior to 1999/2000.

BIOCHEMISTRY 4000
Studies in Biochemistry (Series)

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0 or 3-3-0

Advanced subjects in Biochemistry, drawing on the expertise of the instructor.

Prerequisites will vary with offerings, but Biochemistry 3020 (Chemistry 3320 prior to 1999/2000) will normally appear at least as a corequisite.

Note: This course may occasionally be offered with a laboratory when resources permit and the course theme is appropriate.

BIOCHEMISTRY 4200 (CHEMISTRY 4300)
Proteins and Nucleic Acids

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-3-0

The biochemistry of proteins and nucleic acids including protein-ligand and protein-protein interactions; membrane proteins, enzyme mechanisms, and modification of gene expression. Laboratory projects will involve the purification and characterization of enzymes and DNA.

Prerequisites: Chemistry 2410, 2710 and Biochemistry 3020 (Chemistry 3320 prior to 1999/2000).

Note: This course was known as Chemistry 4300 prior to 1999/2000.