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Mount Saint Mary College    
 
    
 
  Sep 21, 2017
 
Undergraduate Catalog 2016-2017
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BIO 4310 - Biochemistry


Credits: 4
This one-semester course is a survey of basic principles of biochemistry, emphasizing broad understanding of chemical events in living systems in terms of metabolism and structure-function relationships of biologically important molecules.  It involves a rigorous treatment of the synthesis of macromolecules, structure, function and chemistry of proteins and carbohydrates; the role of enzymes including basic enzyme kinetics and catalytic mechanisms and cellular metabolism viewed from the standpoint of energetics and control mechanisms.  The laboratory component of the course will acquaint students with techniques currently used in biochemistry. 
Lecture hours/Lab hours: 3 hours lecture; 4 hours lab
Prerequisites: A minimum grade of C in BIO 1040  or BIO 1140  and a minimum grade of C in CHM 2020 .



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