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Chemical Basis of Metabolism CH 368 Spring 2012 Instructor : Julie T. Millard, Dorros Professor of Life Sciences Keyes 304, x5757; [email protected] Office hours: As announced in class each week and also by appointment. Please do not hesitate to make an appointment if you cannot make the scheduled times. Email is also a very convenient way to receive a quick answer to a question. Text : Nelson and Cox (2008) Lehninger’s Principles of Biochemistry ; 5th Edition Course Webpage : http://www.colby.edu/chemistry/BC368/368index.html Course Overview and Goals: This course is a continuation of BC 367. That course concentrated on protein structure, enzyme kinetics and mechanisms, and the structure and function of lipids, carbohydrates, and nucleic acids. This course will focus on the deployment and use of these biomolecules throughout the cell. Chemical signaling, membrane phenomena, metabolism, bioenergetics, and regulatory processes will be of particular interest. We will examine individual reactions and metabolic pathways while investigating how cells and organisms integrate and regulate these reactions and pathways to accomplish specific tasks. While we will focus on human examples, other animals and plants will also be considered. Topics include the generation and use of metabolic energy, the integrated control of cellular functions, mechanisms of transport, and special subjects of particular interest to biochemists with a chemical background. Learning goals include the development of problem-solving, critical-thinking, and communication skills in both the lecture and optional laboratory. Biochemistry is both logical and complex, and its extensively interconnected nature provides a platform for learning how to think both broadly and deeply about various topics, how to see connections between concepts, and how to ask the most important questions . The laboratory will employ a collaborative case study approach, applying biochemical tools to real-world problems. Expectations: Listed below are the things that I expect from you in progressing through this course: 1. That you keep up-to-date with all of the reading assignments, complete all assigned homework on time, and come to both lecture and discussion sessions prepared and ready to learn. 2. That you bring your energy and enthusiasm about science to class, and that you
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