May 27, 2023  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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CHEM 432 - Biochemistry II

Metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids, amino acids, and nucleotides, including metabolic regulation and thermodynamics. Course will be offered every year (Winter).

Prerequisite: CHEM 431 with a grade of C- or higher.

Credits: (3)

Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Correctly use biochemical vocabulary.
  • Describe the free energy changes that occur in intermediary metabolism.
  • Describe reaction pathways of intermediary metabolism by naming and writing structural formulae of intermediates, naming enzymes, and naming cofactors in glycolysis, the tricarboxylic acid cycle, and beta-oxidation of fatty acids.
  • Summarize intermediary metabolic pathways by naming select intermediates, enzymes, and cofactors in cholesterol synthesis, glycogen metabolism, amino acid metabolism, and nucleotide metabolism.
  • Describe the cellular structural requirements and chemical steps that form an electrochemical gradient in mitochondria and how the gradient contributes to ATP synthesis (electron transport and oxidative phosphorylation).
  • Describe the role of allostery, covalent modification, and hormones in the regulation of select metabolic pathways.
  • Describe the chemical components and processes involved in signal transduction.

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