Humboldt State University ® Department of Chemistry

Richard A. Paselk

Chem 438 R. Paselk
Spring 2007

Tentative

Office: SA560A
Office Hours: MWF 1300-1350, TTh 1400-1450 other times by appointment

Lecture Schedule

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 OF HORTON!

Week

Date

Topic

Reading*

1
1/15-19

No Classes Monday, 1/16 - MLK Jr. Holiday

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

Chap 1
 
Water: Weak Bonding and Physical Properties; Ionization and Acid-Base Chemistry Chap 2
2
1/22-26
Amino Acids; The "Primary" Covalent Structure of Proteins Chap 3
 
3-D Protein Structure Chap 4
3
1/29-2/2
3-D Protein Structure; Protein Folding and Folding Dynamics Chap 4
4
2/5-9
Protein Structure and Function: Myoglobin, Hemoglobin & Immunoglobin as Examples Chap 4
 
Introduction to Enzymes; Enzyme Kinetics and Rates of Reaction Chap 5
5
2/12-16
Enzyme Regulation and Metabolic Control Chap 5
 
Catalysis in Chemistry and Biology Chap 6
6
2/19-23
The Other Main Molecules of Life1: Nitrogenous Bases and Nucleic Acids - Recognition and Information Chap 6
 
The Other Main Molecules of Life 2: Carbohydrates - Energy and Energy Storage Chap 7
7
2/26-3/2
The Other Main Molecules of Life 3: Lipids - Energy Storage and Compartmentation Chap 9
Exam I - Friday, March 2, 1500-1650 (Discussion periods)
8
3/5-9
Coenzymes & Vitamins; Digestion; Introduction to Metabolism Chap 7, Chap 10
 
Anaerobic Glycolysis Chap 11
9
3/12-16
Spring Break
10
3/19-23
Glycogen Metabolism and Regulation; Gluconeogenesis; Pentose-P etc. Chap13
11
3/26-30

Kreb's Citric acid cycle

Chap15
 
No Discussion Friday - Ceasar Chavez Holiday
 
12
4/2-6
Electron Transport and Phosphorylation Chap 14

13
4/9-13

Photosynthesis of Carbohydrates

Chap 15

 

 Exam II - Friday, April 13, 1500-1650 (Discussion periods)
 
14
4/16-20
Fat Catabolism - the second major fuel Chap 16
15
4/23-27
Nitrogen Metabolism and Amino Acids Chap 17
16
4/30-5/4
H4-folate and the One-carbon Pool; Integration
17
5/7-11

Final Exam (Comprehensive): Monday, May 7, 15:00-16:30

Lecture Notes

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Syllabus

Last modified 8 January 2007