CHM 440 Biochemistry II

Prerequisite: CHM 340

This course is the second term of a two-term overview of modern biochemistry. Its emphasis is on bioenergetics and how metabolic pathways extract energy and molecular building blocks from the environment (catabolism) and also use stored energy and raw materials to build the molecules of life (anabolism). Students will study the major pathways involved in carbohydrate, lipid, amino acid, and nucleotide metabolism. They will also learn the molecular details behind the synthesis of macromolecules like nucleic acids (RNA/DNA) and proteins. There will be three 70-minute lectures each week.


1 Course Credit