2020-2021 College Catalog 
    
    Mar 03, 2021  
2020-2021 College Catalog

CHE 444 - Biochemistry I


Credit Hours: 4
Prerequisite: C- or better in CHE 215 . A study of the chemical composition of living matter and the chemistry of life processes.  Biochemistry I will cover the four major biomolecules (proteins, lipids, carbohydrates and nucleic acids) in terms of structure and function.  Along with the study of lipids, we will examine biological transport in membranes.  The course will also include the kinetics and catalytic mechanisms of enzymes, and an introduction to metabolism.  Methods and approaches used in biochemical lab work and research will be presented as well as the biochemical basis of some disease states.  Three one-hour lectures and one three-hour laboratory per week. Spring-Even