Humboldt State University ® Department of Chemistry

Richard A. Paselk

Chem 438
Introductory Biochemistry


MWF 1300-1350 SA 564

Tentative Lecture Schedule - Spring 2012

Office: SA560a
Office Hours: MW 1100-1150, TR 1000-1050, T 1200-1250; other times by appointment
Phone: x 5719
Home: 822-1116
e-mail: rap1@humboldt.edu

Syllabus: See Biochemistry on my Web Page (http://users.humboldt.edu/rpaselk/)

* 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 INMCKEE!

Week

Date

Topic

Reading/Homework*

1 1/16-20

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

Introduction & Review: Elements, Biomolecules, & Energy; Coenzymes & Vitamins;

Chap 1
 
Cells and Cell Structure. Chap 2
2
1/23-27
Cells and Cell Structure, cont.; Origins of Life & Evolution. Chap 2
 
Water: Weak Bonding and Physical Properties; Ionization in Aqueous Systems. Chap 3
3
1/30-1-3
Energy and Thermodynamics Chap 4
    The Chemical and Physical Properties of Amino Acids; The "Primary" Covalent Structure of Proteins 3-D Protein Structure. Chap 5
4
2/6-10
Protein Folding and Folding Dynamics Chap 5
 
Protein Structure and Function: Myoglobin, Hemoglobin & Immunoglobin as Examples. Chap 5
5
2/14-17
Introduction to Enzymes; Enzyme Kinetics and Rates of Reaction Chap 6
 
Enzyme Regulation and Metabolic Control Chap 6
6 2/20-24 Catalysis in Chemistry and Biology Chap 6
 
A Second Family of Molecules of Life: Carbohydrates - Energy and Energy Storage Chap 7
7
2/27-3/2
Digestion; Introduction to Metabolism; Anaerobic Glycolysis Chap 8

Exam I - Friday, March 2, 1300-1350

8
3/5-9
Anaerobic Glycolysis, cont.; Chap 8
 
Gluconeogenesis; Pentose-P etc. Chap 8
9
3/12-16

Spring Break

10
3/19-23
Glycogen Metabolism and Regulation. Chap 8
    Kreb's Citric acid cycle Chap 9
11
3/26-3/30

Electron Transport and Phosphorylation

Chap10
   

No Classes Friday 3/30 - Cesar Chavez Holiday

 
12
4/2-6
Lipids - Energy Storage and Compartmentation. Chap 11
    Fat Catabolism - the second major fuel Chap 12
   

 Exam II - Friday, April 6, 1300-1350

 

13
4/9-13

Photosynthesis of Carbohydrates

Chap 13

14
4/16-20
Nitrogen Metabolism and Amino Acids Chap 14
15
4/23-27
Nitrogen Metabolism and Amino Acids, cont. , H4-folate and the One-carbon Pool. Chap 15
16 4/30-4 Metabolic Integration. Chap 16
17 5/7-11

Final Exam (Comprehensive): Monday, May 7,, 1240-1430

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Last modified 15 January 2012