Humboldt State University ® Department of Chemistry

Richard A. Paselk

Chem 431
Biochemistry


MWF 1300-1350 SCIA 460

Tentative Lecture Schedule - Fall 2008

Office: SA560a
Office Hours: TRF 1100-1150; W 1400-1550 other times by appointment
Phone: x 5719
Home: 822-1116
e-mail: rap1@humboldt.edu

Syllabus: See Biochemistry on my Web Page (http://www.humboldt.edu/~rap1)

* You will find that I do not necessarily follow your text's order of presentation within or among chapters. IT IS UP TO YOU TO WINNOW THROUGH THE TEXT AND FIND THE APPROPRIATE READING MATERIALS WITHIN THE CITED CHAPTERS!

Week

Date

Topic

Reading*

1
8/25-29

Introduction & Review: Elements, Biomolecules, Cells & Energy; Origins of Life & Evolution.

Chap 1
2
9/1-5
Water: Weak Bonding and Physical Properties; Ionization and Acid-Base Chemistry Chap 2
 
Amino Acids, Peptides and Proteins - The "Primary" Covalent Structure of Proteins Chap 3
3
9/8-12

Labor Day Holiday-No Classes Monday 8 September

 
3-D Protein Structure. Chap 4
4
9/15-19
Protein Structure, Folding and Folding Dynamics Chap 4
 

Protein Function

Chap 5
5
9/22-26
Introduction to Enzymes Chap 5
 
Catalysis in Chemistry and Biology Chap 6
6
9/29-10/3
Enzyme Kinetics and Rates of ReactionEnzyme Regulation and Metabolic Control Chap 6
7
10/6-10
The Other Main Molecules of Life 1: Carbohydrates - Energy and Energy Storage Chap 7
8
10/13-17
The Other Main Molecules of Life 2: Nucleotides and Nucleic Acids (Coenzymes & Vitamins) Chap 8
   
Exam I - Thursday, 16 October, 1300-1350
 
 
The Other Main Molecules of Life 3: Lipids - Energy Storage and Compartmentation Chap 10 & 11
9
10/20-24
Biosignaling
Chap 12
10
10/27-31
Bioenergetics; Introduction to Metabolism; Digestion Chap 13
11
11/3-7

Anaerobic Glycolysis

Chap 14
12
11/10-14
Gluconeogenesis; Pentose-P etc. Chap 14

13
11/17-21

Veteran's Day Observance-Campus CLOSED Tuesday 11 November

Principles of Metabolic Regulation - Glycogen Metabolism and Regulation

Chap 15
 Exam II - Thursday, 20 November, 1300-1350
 
14
11/24-28
Thanksgiving Break, 24-28 November
 
15
12/1-5
Kreb's Citric Acid Cycle Chap 16
16
12/8-12
Fatty Acid Catabolism Chap 17
17
12/15-19

Final Exam (Comprehensive): Monday 15 December, 1240-1430

Lecture Notes

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Last modified 24 August 2008

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