CHEM 379 Biochemistry I

This course builds upon previous chemistry and biology courses by asking students to apply certain fundamental concepts to help them look at biological reactions and processes in a new light.  The skills obtained during visualizing organic reaction mechanisms, practicing equilibrium calculations, mastering thermodynamic theory and studying oxidation/reduction chemistry will be utilized.  The course emphasizes the structure and function of proteins, carbohydrates, lipids and nucleic acids, enzyme catalysis and regulation, bioenergetics and metabolism.  Subsequent enrollment in CHEM 385 is encouraged for students interested in a more in-depth pursuit of biochemistry.  There is no required laboratory component to this course.

Dr. Muth has been developing this course since the Spring of 2003.  Recently he has switched to Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry, 5th edition by Nelson and Cox as his text of choice.  Previously he based his lectures on the 5th edition of Biochemistry by Berg, Tymoczko and Stryer.


Related Links
Glycolysis Worksheet (answers)
Citric Acid Cycle (answers)
The Protein Data Bank
The Structure of Base Pairs and Base Triples
The Yoshida Lab