BCH 4033 002 Syllabus Fall-2010

BCH 4033 002 Syllabus Fall-2010 - Florida Agricultural and...

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Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University Professional Education Unit Tallahassee, Florida 32307 Office Hours At other times by appointment Wednesday 1:00 – 2:00 PM Thursday 10:00 – 11:00 AM 2:00 – 4:00 PM Course Description Chemistry of macromolecules: proteins, carbohydrates, lipids and nucleic acids. A basic study of membranes, enzymes, enzyme kinetics, vitamins, intermediary metabolism and bioenergetics. Course Purpose Required course for Chemistry and Biology majors. An elective course for students in Animal Science, Chemical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering. Overall Goals of the Course This Course will introduce students to the basic principles of Biochemistry. This will involve the: i) Knowledge of the cell, the structure, function and interactions of biological molecules in synthetic and degradative biochemical pathways ii) Application of biochemical principles in an inquiry-based understanding of their clinical correlations in humans iii) Analysis of the emerging and recent developments in biochemistry for insight and application to clinical conditions in humans COURSE SYLLABUS Course Number : BCH 4033 002 Prerequisite(s): CHM 2210/2211 with passing grade. Course Title : Biochemistry I Course Credit : 3 Course Hours : 3 per week College : Arts and Sciences Department : Chemistry Required Text(s) : Biochemistry by Berg, Tymoczko and Stryer. 6th edition, 2006 (W. H. Faculty Name : Dr. Doris Terry Term and Year : Fall 2010 Place and Time : Dyson 101; MWF 11:15 AM - 12:05 PM Office Location : Suite 131 Dyson Building Telephone : e-mail :
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Specific Learning Objectives Chapter 1: Biochemistry: An evolving science 1. Know the structure of cells, chemical bonding, pH and buffers. 2. Understand the laws of thermodynamics and its application in Biochemistry. Chapter 2: Protein composition and structure 3. Identify and distinguish the primary, secondary, tertiary and quaternary structures of proteins Chapter 3: Exploring proteins and proteomes 4. Discuss purification, characterization and structure/function relationship of proteins. 5. Understand amino acid sequencing of proteins, and the immunological and spectroscopic methods of studying proteins Chapter 5: Exploring genes and genomes 6. Demonstrate the flow of genetic information from DNA to RNA to protein synthesis and the processes involved Chapter 7: Hemoglobin: portrait of a protein in action 7. Relate the structure of hemoglobin to its function; describe the mechanisms involved in its binding and release of oxygen Chapter 8: Enzymes: basic concepts and kinetics 8. Understand basic concepts and kinetics of enzymes, their specificity and the role of vitamins as co-enzymes 9. Solve numerical biochemical problems and estimate quantity of products Chapter 9: Catalytic strategies 10. Describe with examples the basic catalytic strategies that enzymes utilize in the formation and stabilization of the transition state Chapter 10: Regulatory strategies 11. Summarize the four principal ways in which the biological activities of proteins are
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