2021-2022 University Catalog 
    Oct 21, 2021  
2021-2022 University Catalog
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BIO 322 - Biochemistry (lecture)

Biochemistry examines the structure and function of the following biological macromolecules in the context of cellular integrity, dynamics and metabolism: carbohydrates, lipids, proteins and nucleic acids. The weekend biochemistry topics include enzymology, bioenergetics, catabolism, anabolism, regulation of gene expression, biotechnology, and hormone regulation of mammalian metabolism and the pre-biotic evolution of life on earth. This course is designed to enhance, deepen, and further integrate knowledge of the subject by developing different problem solving skills and conceptual organization. This course will serve as an extension of organic chemistry, in that a thorough understanding of bio-macromolecules will be achieved. The structure, function, and mechanism of polymerization will be investigated as pertains to proteins, carbohydrates, and nucleic acids. Metabolic processes will be studied, including glycolysis, the citric acid cycle, electron transport and oxidative phosphorylation. A goal will be to comprehend these complex biochemical processes with a rigid mechanistic approach, similar to that of organic chemistry.
Course Delivery Model(s)
Online, On-Ground
Lecture Hours: 45
Lab Hours: 0
Total Hours: 45

Credits: 3
Prerequisites: CHEM 211, CHEM 216, and OCHM 311 recommended
Corequisites: None
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