2023-2024 College Catalog

BIOC 405 Biochemistry I

An in-depth study of the organic chemistry of the molecular components of cells including proteins, enzymes (kinetics and mechanisms), coenzymes, nucleic acids, lipids and carbohydrates. The metabolism and biosynthesis of these constituents including glycolysis, Krebs cycle, pentose shunt, electron transport, glycogen synthesis, and lipid oxidation and synthesis will be studied. The energy transformation involved in and the regulation of these pathways will also be discussed. Special topics to be included are hormone biochemistry, biochemical genetics (replication, transcription and translation of genetic material), recombinant DNA, photosynthesis and membrane chemistry.




BIOL 191 recommended; CHEM 202 required