BCHM 461 Biochemistry I (3 credits) - UMCP
Prerequisite: grade of C- or better in CHEM 271 and CHEM 272 or in CHEM 276 and CHEM 277.
First semester of a comprehensive introduction to modern biochemistry. Structure, chemical properties, and function of proteins and enzymes, carbohydrates, lipids, and nucleic acids. Basic enzyme kinetics and catalytic mechanisms.
BCHM 462 Biochemistry II (3 credits) - UMCP
Prerequisite: grade of C- or better in BCHM 461.
A continuation of BCHM 461. Metabolic pathways and metabolic regulation, energy transduction in biological systems, enzyme catalytic mechanism.
BCHM 463 Biochemistry of Physiology (3 credits) - UMCP
rerequisite: grade of C- or better in CHEM 271 and CHEM 272 or iin CHEM 276 and CHEM 277
one-semester introduction to general biochemistry. A study of protein structure, enzyme catalysis, metabolism, and metabolic regulation with respect to their relationship to physiology.
BCHM 465 Biochemistry III (3 credits) - UMCP
Prerequisite: BCHM 461 or BCHM 463.
An advanced course in biochemistry. Biochemical approach to cellular information processing. DNA and RNA structure. DNA replication, transcription, and repair. Translation of mRNA to make proteins.
BCHM 671 Protein Chemistry and Enzyme Catalysis (3 credits) - UMCP
Prerequisite: BCHM 461 or equivalent with departmental permission
Principles of protein structure, folding, and function, experimental characterization of structure, active sites, enzyme mechanisms and kinetics.