MCDB 310 - Introductory Biochemistry
Section: 001
Term: FA 2013
Subject: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology (MCDB)
Department: LSA Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
BS
Credit Exclusions:
No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in MCDB 311, BIOLCHEM 415 or 451 or 515, or CHEM 451.
Enforced Prerequisites:
CHEM 210; and one of: BIOLOGY 162 or 163 or 172 or 174 or [195 and 173].
Advisory Prerequisites:
Prior or concurrent enrollment in CHEM 215.
BS:
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:
Instructor:

This course gives an introduction into the world of biological chemistry to students interested in careers in medicine, dentistry, biomedical engineering, and traditional biology programs. The course begins with the molecular design of life — an introduction to proteins, nucleic acids, carbohydrates, and lipids. These molecules will then be put into context when bioenergetics and metabolism will be discussed. Students will also learn how polypeptides adopt their specific three-dimensional structure to become proteins, and how proteins then fulfill their individual functions in enzyme catalyzed reactions, assist in the formation and function of membranes, and other important cellular processes. Major metabolic pathways will also be introduced. Other topics that will be discussed include biosignaling and hormone action. Students will learn how to apply bioinformatics to obtain useful information about these molecules using databases and will obtain valuable knowledge about state of the art biochemical and molecular biology techniques.

Textbook: Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry, Nelson and Cox. 6th edition.

Course Requirements:

Grades in this course are based on performance in a discussion session, several small projects, and four in-class exams (no midterm or final exams are offered; Exam 1,2, or 3 may be dropped).

Intended Audience:

Students interested in careers in medicine, dentistry, biomedical engineering, and traditional biology programs.

Class Format:

Once every second week there will be a discussion session or tutorial. Here, lecture material can be clarified, study guide questions will be discussed and the term project, a metabolic Map of cells, will be worked on.

MCDB 310 - Introductory Biochemistry
Schedule Listing
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21663
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MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
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Note:
Note that there are three book formats, but you need to purchase only one. See the course materials regarding the books on the CTools site before purchasing.
ISBN: 1429234148
Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry, Author: Cox and Nelson, Publisher: Freeman 6 2013
Required
ISBN: 9781429224505
Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry, Author: Cox and Nelson, Publisher: Freeman 6 2013
Required
ISBN: 1429223995
Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry, Author: Cox and Nelson, Publisher: Freeman 6 2013
Required
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