BIO 217 Principles of Biochemistry

3 credits, Fall and Spring

Emphasizes the structure and function of carbohydrates, lipids, nucleic acids, amino acids and proteins in living systems. The properties of these biological molecules are related to their chemical structure and specific roles within the cell. Topics include membrane structure and function, enzyme mechanisms and kinetics, and the energetics of metabolic reactions and pathways. The theory of analytical methods used to study biological molecules is also covered.

Prerequisite(s): A grade of "C" or better BIO 113, BIO 113L, CHEM 210 and CHEM 210L