Humboldt State University ® Department of Chemistry

Richard A. Paselk

Chemistry 438 - Spring 2010

BIOCHEMISTRY REVIEW

The purpose of these pages is to aid the student in learning biochemistry by suggesting: 1) topics to review from my previous Study Guides, 2) questions/problems I have written on topics which have caused students trouble in the past and 3) homework problems from your text which seem particularly valuable to me.

The links below will become active the weekend following the appropriate lectures. If they are not, please notify me via email!

Week

Date

Topic
1 1/18-22 Introduction to Biomolecules.
2 1/25-29 Cells and Organelles; Water.
3 2/1-5 Amino Acids, Peptides, and Hierarchical Protein Structure.
4 2/8-12 Motifs to Quaternary Protein Structure; Protein Folding.
5 2/15-19 Mb & Hb; Allosterism and Enzyme Control; Introduction to Enzymes.
6 2/22-26 Enzyme Kinetics; Mechanisms of Enzyme Catalysis.
7 3/1-5 Carbohydrates; Lipids and Biological Membranes.
8 3/8-12 Vitamins & Cofactors; Introduction to Metabolism: Pathways, Reactions, Thermodynamics.
9 3/15-19 Spring Break
10 3/22-26 Glycolysis: Overview and Stage 1
11 3/29-4/2 Glycolysis; Gluconeogenesis and Glycolytic Control; Pyruvate Metabolism.
12 4/5-9 Carbohydrate Metabolism - Regulation, Energy & Control; Krebs TCA Cycle; Pentose Phosphate Pathway.

13
4/12-16
14 4/19-23 Fat Metabolism; Introduction to Nitrogen Metabolism.
15 4/26-30 Amino Acid Catabolism - N & C; the One-Carbon Pool.
16 5/3-7 Photosynthesis - the Light Reactions.


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