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CHEMISTRY

CHEM-470
Principles of Biochemistry (3)

Course Level: Undergraduate

Biochemistry is the study of the chemistry of life. This course delivers a comprehensive overview of the main principles of biochemistry. In particular, it delivers an overview of the structure and function of carbohydrates, lipids, amino acids, proteins, DNA and RNA; an overview of the functioning of oxygen binding proteins and enzymes; a survey of the function of DNA and RNA and their relationships with proteins; a brief overview of the main principles of signal transduction; and a survey of human metabolisms and metabolic regulation. Usually offered every spring. Prerequisite: CHEM-310.