Academic Catalog 2020-2021

CHEM 315 Biochemistry I (Introduction to Biochemistry)

This course is a detailed introduction to the chemistry of the major classes of biologically important molecules including amino acids, proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, and nucleic acids. A discussion of the role of water in biological systems, techniques for isolation and characterization of biomolecules, enzyme kinetics, regulation of enzyme activity, membrane structure and function, bioenergetics, general characteristics of metabolic pathways, glycolysis, gluconeogenesis, the Krebs cycle, and glycogen metabolism will be included. The course will conclude with an introduction to signal transduction pathways.

Credits

3

Prerequisite

CHEM 212 and CHEM 212L.

Corequisite

CHEM 315L.

Offered

Fall semester