Biochemistry explores the chemistry of life processes at the molecular level. This course is the second semester of a two-semester General Biochemistry sequence (Chem481/482 or Bio4810/4820). Prerequisites include Chem481/Bio4810 and Chem262 or instructor permission. The first semester of the Biochemistry sequence covered the basics of the topic with an emphasis on the structures, functions, and interactions of biomolecules including proteins, nucleic acids, carbohydrates, and lipids. This second semester course will emphasize metabolism, the biosynthetic (anabolism) and degradation (catabolism) pathways that provide the energy of life and define the molecules associated with healthy and disease states. Graduate students interested in this course should enroll in the graduate level course, Chem 5820.
Course Attributes: FA NSM; AR NSM; AS NSM