Lecture #1 1-13 - Introduction to Biochemistry BIOC 460...

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Unformatted text preview: Introduction to Biochemistry BIOC 460 Spring 2010 Lecture 1 (Rezende) What is biochemistry? What do we think you know already? (part one) Why are you here? Learning Objectives Define biochemistry. Review important concepts from biology and chemistry that you will need to know in this course. Recognize the level of detail we expect you to study. Ask any questions you have about the course. The chemistry of life processes Berg et al. Biochemistry 6 th edition Bio chemistry is a unique* discipline because it uses principles of one science to explain another science. Boyer Concepts in Biochemistry Youve seen it before: Now take a closer look at these topics in biology Proteins Enzymes Membranes Glycolysis Citrate cycle Electron transport Oxidative phosphorylation Photosynthesis Hormones Evolution Now apply these concepts from chemistry Equilibrium pH Free energy Intermolecular interactions Redox reactions *Is this truly unique? Biochemistry requires you to think about reactions and interactions at a number of different scales And under a number of different conditions...
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This note was uploaded on 01/30/2010 for the course BIOC 460 taught by Professor Ziegler during the Spring '07 term at University of Arizona- Tucson.

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Lecture #1 1-13 - Introduction to Biochemistry BIOC 460...

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