Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

2014-15 General Catalog

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Upper-Division Courses

100A. Biochemistry. F
Fundamentals of molecular biology, structure and function of nucleic acids, and protein structure. Designed for students preparing for research careers in biochemistry and molecular biology. Lecture: 3-1/2 hours; discussion: 1-1/4 hours. Prerequisite(s): Chemistry 108B or 112C; and Biology 20A W. Scott

100B. Biochemistry. W
Covers enzyme mechanisms, kinetics, regulations, membrane composition and structure, specialized membrane functions, active transport and electro-chemical storage, excitable membranes and neurotransmitters, membrane receptors and sensory transduction mechanisms. Lecture: 3-1/2 hours; discussion: 1-1/4 hours. Prerequisite(s): course 100A C. Partch

100C. Biochemistry. S
Biochemistry: intermediary metabolism and bioenergetics. How enzymatically catalyzed reactions are organized and regulated; how energy from molecules is extracted for chemical work. Lecture: 3-1/2 hours; discussion: 1-1/4 hours. Prerequisite(s): course 100B R. Ludwig

110L. Advanced Biochemistry Laboratory. F
An introduction to the major techniques used in the isolation and characterization of biological components. Laboratory: 8 hours; lecture: 1-1/4 hours. Students are billed a materials fee. (Formerly course 110, Biochemistry Laboratory) Prerequisite(s): course 100B and satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. (General Education Code(s): W.) O. Einarsdottir

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