Humboldt State University ® Department of Chemistry

Richard A. Paselk

Chem 438
Introductory Biochemistry


MWF 1300-1350 FH 232

Tentative Lecture Schedule - Spring 2010

Office: SA560a & GH 122c
Office Hours: MW 1400-1450 (SA 560a); TR 1500-1550 (GH 122c)
Phone: x 5719 & x 5136
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 1/18-22

No Classes Monday, 1/18 - 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
1/25-29
Amino Acids; The "Primary" Covalent Structure of Proteins Chap 3
 
3-D Protein Structure Chap 4
   
No Lecture Friday, 1/29 - Instructor Furlough Day
 
3
2/1-5
3-D Protein Structure; Protein Folding and Folding Dynamics Chap 4
4
2/8-12
Protein Structure and Function: Myoglobin, Hemoglobin & Immunoglobin as Examples Chap 4
 
Introduction to Enzymes; Enzyme Kinetics and Rates of Reaction Chap 5
5
2/15-19
Enzyme Regulation and Metabolic Control Chap 5
 
Catalysis in Chemistry and Biology Chap 6
    No Lecture Friday, 2/19 - Instructor Furlough Day  
6 2/22-26 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
3/1-5
The Other Main Molecules of Life 3: Lipids - Energy Storage and Compartmentation Chap 9
Exam I - Friday, March 5, 1300-1350
8
3/8-12
Coenzymes & Vitamins; Digestion; Introduction to Metabolism Chap 7, Chap 10
 
Anaerobic Glycolysis Chap 11
    No Lecture Friday, 3/12 - Instructor Furlough Day  
9
3/15-19
Spring Break
10
3/22-26
Glycogen Metabolism and Regulation; Gluconeogenesis; Pentose-P etc. Chap13
11
3/29-4/2

Kreb's Citric acid cycle

Chap15
 
No Lecture Wednesday - Ceasar Chavez Holiday
 
12
4/5-9
Electron Transport and Phosphorylation Chap 14

13
4/12-16

Photosynthesis of Carbohydrates

Chap 15

 

 Exam II - Friday, April 16, 1300-1350
 
14
4/19-23
Fat Catabolism - the second major fuel Chap 16
    No Lecture Friday, 4/23 - Instructor Furlough Day  
15
4/26-30
Nitrogen Metabolism and Amino Acids Chap 17
16 5/3-7 H4-folate and the One-carbon Pool; Integration
17 5/10-14

Final Exam (Comprehensive): Monday, May 10, 1240-1430

Lecture Notes

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Syllabus

Last modified 10 February 2010