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Syllabus STRUCTURAL BIOCHEMISTRY CLASS Chem114A/Fall 2009 Instructor: Héctor Viadiu ( [email protected] ) Class Hours: MWF 11-11:50PM at Peterson Hall 110 Office Hours: Tue and Thu: 6:30-8PM at Natural Sciences Building 4316 Teacher Assistants: Sulyman Barkho ( [email protected] ) Thu 4:30-6:30PM - NSB 3 rd floor Scholarly activity room Timothy Foley ( [email protected] ) Wed 9-11AM Pac Hall 6 th floor Room 6223A Discussion Sections: Every student should go to their discussion section. Few exceptions will be allowed when there is a schedule conflict. You can attend any office hours. Mon 4-4:50PM (Solis 109) - Sulyman Barkho ( [email protected] ) Mon 5-5:50PM (Solis 109) - Sulyman Barkho ( [email protected] ) Mon 6-6:50PM (Solis 109) - Sulyman Barkho ( [email protected] ) Tue 8-8:50AM (Sequo 148) - Timothy Foley ( [email protected] ) Wed 2-2:50PM (Solis 110) - Timothy Foley ( [email protected] ) Wed 3-3:50PM (Solis 110) - Timothy Foley ( [email protected] ) Textbook: Biochemistry. Berg, Tymoczko and Stryer . 6 th Edition (older editions might be ok-please, check by yourself in the library how similar the 5 th and 6 th editions are before buying an older edition). Web Sites: All the lectures in powerpoint format will be posted in WebCT.ucsd.edu and you will find the recorded lectures in podcast.ucsd.edu . Course Objective: Biochemistry is the field that links Biology with Chemistry and helps us to understand how the phenomenon of life emerges from the coordinated behavior of thousands of macromolecules inside the cell. As an introductory Biochemistry class, in Chem114A, we will build on your knowledge of basic Organic Chemistry to learn the structure and function of macromolecules (proteins, nucleic acids, lipids and carbohydrates) and the techniques that are used to study them. Classes: The course is broadly divided in three parts: 1) Fundamentals of Biochemistry, water and proteins, 2) Carbohydrates, lipids and nucleic acids and 3) Protein function. The course will cover chapters 1 and 2 of the textbook Biochemistry by Nelson (the full chapters will be posted in WebCT) and chapters 2 to 13 of the textbook Biochemistry by Berg, Tymoczko, Stryer (highly recommended to have – the student companion is not needed). Lectures will be mainly based on the content of these chapters. Generally, each chapter will be covered in two classes. The class emphasis will be on the concepts, formulae, methodologies and mechanisms that help us understand macromolecules structure and function. Classes will be a combination of powerpoint
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presentations, blackboard notes, experimental demonstrations, movies and molecule visualization software. You are advised to read the textbook before class to get a general idea about the topic and become familiar with new terms. Powerpoint presentations for
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