Biochemistry (BIOC)

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BIOC 545. Biochemistry I3 Units

Description: Chemistry of amino acids, peptides, proteins, nucleotides and nucleic acids; methods of analysis and laboratory synthesis; nucleotides; RNA, DNA and protein biosynthesis.

Note: Credit may not be earned in both BIOC 545 and BIOC 645.
Note: Credit may not be applied toward an advanced degree in Chemistry.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

BIOC 547. Biochemistry II3 Units

Prerequisite(s): BIOC 545.

Description: Cellular metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids, amino acids and biomembrane phenomena, enzyme properties, kinetics, and control mechanisms; ligand binding.

Note: Credit may not be earned in both BIOC 547 and BIOC 647.
Note: Credit may not be applied toward an advanced degree in Chemistry.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes