CH369_Syllabus53050_Sp14

Principles governing the function and role of

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Unformatted text preview: hat relate to the influence of pH of living systems and the molecules that comprise these systems 2 Revised 1/4/2014 CH369: Fundamentals of Biochemistry Spring 2014 Unique #53050: TTh at 8:00- 9:30 am in WEL 1.316 Structure and Function of Macromolecules • Understand the principle that structure always relates to function in biological systems • Be able to recognize the structures of basic biological molecules and identify their functional groups • Know and understand the types of chemical bonds present in biological molecules and their role in maintaining the structures of these molecules • Know and understand the nature and type of intermolecular interactions present in a given biological molecule • Be able to recognize oxidations and reductions of biological molecules and understand the role of temporary electron carriers • Understand that small changes in form, structure, or energy content often relate to large overall effects • Know the principles behind the role and effect of biological catalysts and be able to apply that understanding in the interpretation of experimental data • Know the basic types of chemical reactions seen in biological systems and be able to recognize them • Understand the nature and type of molecular interactions in communicating signals within living systems Transformation of Matter and Energy • Be able to recognize oxidations and reductions of biological molecules and understand the role of temporary electron carriers • Understand the basic principles of redox reactions and how they relate to energy transfer and utilization • Know the general principles governing the function and role of metabolic pathways • Understand, to some degree, the complex interactions of multiple metabolic pathways and the ways in which they are regulated Storage and Access of Genetic Information • Understand the nature of genetic material and how it is expressed into a functioning biological molecule and living cell Learning Objectives and aligned Course Objectives are given in greater detail according to textbook chapter in separate documents. These may be found on the course web site in Canvas. Course Activities to Meet Learning Objectives: We will be making use of multiple tools during the course of the semester in order to achieve the objectives...
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