Humboldt State University ® Department of Chemistry

Richard A. Paselk

Chem 438
Introductory Biochemistry
MWF 1300-1350 SA 564 (crn 25462)

Tentative Lecture Schedule - Spring 2013

Office: SA560a
Office Hours: MWTh 1000-1050, WF 1100-1150; 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 IN MORAN!

Week

Date

Topic

Reading/Homework*

1 1/21-25

No Classes Monday, 1/21 - MLK Jr. Holiday

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

Chap 1, 7 (overview)
2
1/28-2/1
Cells and Cell Structure; Origins of Life & Evolution. Chap 1
3
2/4-2/8
Water: Weak Bonding and Physical Properties; Ionization in Aqueous Systems Chap 2
    The Chemical and Physical Properties of Amino Acids; The "Primary" Covalent Structure of Proteins 3-D Protein Structure. Chap 3 & 4
4
2/11-15
Protein Folding and Folding Dynamics Chap 4
 
Protein Structure and Function: Myoglobin, Hemoglobin & Immunoglobin as Examples. Chap 4
5
2/18-22
Introduction to Enzymes; Enzyme Kinetics and Rates of Reaction Chap 5
 
Enzyme Regulation and Metabolic Control Chap 5
6 2/25-3/1 Catalysis in Chemistry and Biology Chap 6
 
A Second Family of Molecules of Life: Carbohydrates - Energy and Energy Storage Chap 8
7
3/4-8
Digestion; Introduction to Metabolism; Anaerobic Glycolysis Chap 10 & 11

Exam I - Friday, March 8, 1300-1350

8
3/11-15
Anaerobic Glycolysis, cont.; Chap 11
 
Gluconeogenesis; Pentose-P etc. Chap 12
9
3/18-22

Spring Break

10
3/25-29
Glycogen Metabolism and Regulation. Chap 12
    Kreb's Citric acid cycle Chap 13
11
4/1-4/5

Electron Transport and Phosphorylation

Chap 14
   

No Classes Monday April 1- Cesar Chavez Holiday

 
12
4/8-12
Lipids - Energy Storage and Compartmentation. Chap 9
    Fat Catabolism - the second major fuel Chap 16
   

 Exam II - Friday, April 12, 1300-1350

 

13
4/15-20

Photosynthesis of Carbohydrates

Chap 15

14
4/22-27
Nitrogen Metabolism and Amino Acids Chap 17
15
4/29-5/3
Nitrogen Metabolism and Amino Acids, cont. , H4-folate and the One-carbon Pool. Chap 17
16 5/6-10 Metabolic Integration.  
17 5/13-18

Final Exam (Comprehensive): 1240-1445 Monday 13 May

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Last modified 18 January 2012