BIOLCHEM 655 - Molecules of Life: Protein Structure, Function, and Dynamics
Fall 2021, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Biological Chemistry (BIOLCHEM)
Department: MED Biological Chemistry
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3 (Non-LSA credit).
Requirements & Distribution:
With permission of department.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Introductory biochemistry (Biolchem 415/515, 451, or equivalent), significant familiarity with protein structure, or by permission of the course director.
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
May not be repeated for credit.
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This is a literature-based course that focuses on proteins as nanomachines whose dynamic structures are intrinsically tied to their functions through changes in their conformations and chemical structures. The course utilizes select biological systems to illustrate how modern protein biochemistry advances our understanding of biological mechanisms. Topics include protein structure, function, and dynamics; protein folding/misfolding and how this relates to disease; and the impacts that chemical modifications, processing events and trafficking have on protein function.


BIOLCHEM 655 - Molecules of Life: Protein Structure, Function, and Dynamics
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001 (LEC)
 In Person
Th 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Note: F2021: Class Meets in 2710 Furstenberg
002 (DIS)
 In Person
W 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Note: F2021: Class Meets in 5000 THSL

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