course is a survey of biochemistry, introducing the student to the structure
and function of important biochemical compounds as well as to the central
reactions of metabolism.
main topics include the structure and function of proteins, carbohydrates
and lipids, the catalysis, kinetics and regulation
of enzymes, the reactions of glycolysis, the citric
acid cycle, oxidative phosphorylation, gluconeogenesis, and the pentose
laboratory section of the course provides an introduction to biochemistry lab procedures including amino acid titration, peptide
analysis, column chromatography, spectroscopy, gel-electrophoresis, and the
kinetic analysis of enzyme-catalyzed reactions.