Undergraduate Edition 2019-2020

CHEM 401 Biochemistry

Covers the chemistry of essential biological molecules focusing on protein chemistry, while covering lipids and carbohydrates. It presents a systematic and methodical application of general and organic chemistry principles. Examines the structure of proteins and folding, their function, their binding to other molecules. Enzymes, mechanisms, kinetics, and allostery; bioenergetics; vitamins and coenzymes; introduction to intermediary metabolism are discussed in detail. Metabolic pathways are examined from thermodynamic and regulatory perspectives. This course provides the connection between the inert world of chemistry and the living world of biology.

Credits

3

Prerequisite

CHEM 301/CHEM 301L

Corequisite

CHEM 401L.

Offered

F; S