BIOLCHEM 673 - Kinetics and Mechanism
Winter 2022, 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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Requirements & Distribution:
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Advisory Prerequisites:
CHEMBIO 501 or its equivalent, undergrad calculus. Physical Chemistry is recommended.
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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Start/End Date:
Full Term 1/5/22 - 4/19/22 (see other Sections below)
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This course will cover the investigation of enzyme mechanisms with an emphasis on kinetic and thermodynamic methodology, including: ligand binding to macromolecules, transient kinetics, steady-state kinetics, and kinetic isotope effects. The key kinetic and thermodynamic concepts that govern the action of enzymes, and the thought processes required to deduce catalytic and kinetic mechanisms will be explored. Topics will be treated from both a "gut-feeling" and a mathematical perspective, and applications to real systems, including experimental methods, data analysis, and common errors/fallacies/abuses, will be considered in detail. Because computer methods for analyzing and simulating data have taken a prominent place in the field, the use of software from kinetics research will be emphasized through numerous "hands-on" exercises.


BIOLCHEM 673 - Kinetics and Mechanism
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
MWF 11:00AM - 12:00PM
1/5/22 - 4/19/22
Note: This class meets in 6311 Medical Science I.

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