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2010-11 Online Catalogue

Graduate Courses in Biochemistry (BIOC)

BIOC 205 - Biochemistry I
Introduction to chemistry and structure of biological macromolecules; examination of mechanisms of chemical processes in biological systems including enzyme catalysis, biosynthesis, regulation, and information transfer. Prerequisite: CHEM 142 or CHEM 144. Cross-listed with: CHEM 205 and MMG 205.
Credits: 3.00
BIOC 206 - Biochemistry II
Continuation of Biochemistry I. Biochemistry of nucleic acids; nucleic acid based processes, such as replication and transcription; cellular information transfer, genomics, and proteomics. Prerequisite: BIOC 205. Cross-listed with: CHEM 206, MMG 206.
Credits: 3.00
BIOC 207 - Biochemistry Lab
Introduction to biochemical tools, including spectrometry, chromatography, and electrophoresis; natural and recombinant enzyme isolation; assays of DNA-modifying enzymes; computer-based structure/function exercises. Co-requisite: BIOC 205 or BIOC 206. Cross-listed with: CHEM 207, MMG 207.
Credits: 2.00
BIOC 212 - Biochemistry of Human Disease
Molecular approach to genetic, metabolic, and infectious diseases; recombinant DNA technology and medicine; molecular biology of cancer. Prerequisites: CHEM 042 or CHEM 141.
Credits: 3.00
BIOC 240 - Macromol Struct Prot&Nucl Acid
Introduction to structural biology and macromolecular structure with an emphasis on protein-protein and protein-nucleic acids interactions. Prerequisites: BIOL 001 , BIOL 002; Organic Chemistry; Junior standing recommended. Cross-listed with: MMG 240. Alternate years.
Credits: 3.00
BIOC 301 - General Biochemistry
Survey for science majors. Chemistry, structure, metabolism, and function of proteins, carbohydrates, lipids; enzymes, bioenergetics and respiratory processes. Prerequisites: CHEM 141, CHEM 142 or CHEM 143, CHEM 144, and Department permission.
Credits: 0.00 or 3.00
BIOC 302 - General Biochemistry
Survey for science majors. Amino acids, nucleic acids, protein synthesis, cellular and physiological control mechanisms. Prerequisites: CHEM 141, CHEM 142 or CHEM 143, CHEM 144, and Department permission.
Credits: 3.00
BIOC 305 - Medical Biochemistry
A survey course in human biochemistry, with particular emphasis on medical applications. Prerequisite: For medical students only.
Credits: 3.00
BIOC 306 - Medical Biochemistry
A survey course in human biochemistry, with particular emphasis on medical applications. Prerequisite: For medical students only.
Credits: 3.00
BIOC 307 - Special Topics in Biochemistry
Areas of biochemistry not treated in concurrent advanced course offerings. Prerequisites: BIOC 301, BIOL 302.
Credits: 1.00 to 3.00
BIOC 308 - Special Topics in Biochemistry
Areas of biochemistry not treated in current advanced course offerings. Prerequisites: BIOC 301, BIOC 302 or Department permission.
Credits: 1.00 to 3.00
BIOC 309 - Laboratory Research Rotations
Two sequential research projects in Departmental faculty laboratories, composed of experimental work, an oral presentation, and a written report. First semester.
Credits: 3.00
BIOC 310 - Laboratory Research Rotations
Two sequential research projects in Departmental faculty laboratories, composed of experimental work, an oral presentation and a written report. Second semester.
Credits: 3.00
BIOC 351 - Proteins I: Structure&Function
Special Topics: Introduction to concepts in protein structure and chemistry as well as exploration of ideas in a "hands on" fashion using computational resources. Prerequisites: BIOC 301, BIOC 302 or Department permission. Alternate years.
Credits: 3.00
BIOC 352 - Protein: Nucleic Acid Interact
Structure of DNA and RNA, and the structure and assembly of nucleoprotein complexes will be described using examples from prokaryotes, yeast, viruses, and mammalian cells in culture. Prerequisites: MMG 211 or equivalent; AGBI 201 or BIOC 301; BIOC 302 or equivalent. Cross-listed with: MMG 352. Alternate years.
Credits: 3.00
BIOC 353 - Proteins II: Enzymology
General consideration of enzyme nomenclature, purification, assay, kinetics, mechanisms, cofactors, active sites, subunit structure, allosteric and regulatory properties, and control of multienzyme systems. Prerequisites: BIOC 301, BIOC 302, and CHEM 162; Department permission. Alternate years.
Credits: 3.00
BIOC 354 - Nucleic Acids II
The study of structure, composition, organization, function, synthesis, and metabolism of nucleic acids and nucleoprotein particles and matrices in eukaryotic organisms. Prerequisites: BIOC 301, BIOC 302.
Credits: 3.00
BIOC 370 - Physical Biochemistry
Protein interaction, solubility and fractionation, electrophoresis, sedimentation, phase rule study, diffusion, viscosity, spectrophotometry, and related topics. Prerequisites: BIOC 301, BIOL 302 and CHEM 162, or Department permission.
Credits: 3.00
BIOC 372 - Cancer Biology
Overview of cancer biology for health science students. Foundation for cancer research. Lecture format; interdisciplinary viewpoint; outside lectures. Prerequisite: BIOC 301, BIOC 302, or Department permission.
Credits: 3.00
BIOC 381 - Seminar
A review of recent developments and current literature in the various fields of biochemistry. Prerequisite: Department permission.
Credits: 1.00
BIOC 391 - Master's Thesis Research
Credit as arranged.
Credits: 1.00 to 12.00
BIOC 392 - Independent Literature Rsch
Reading and literature research culminating in a paper on a topic of current interest in biochemistry.
Credits: 1.00 to 12.00
BIOC 395 - Special Topics
Credits: 1.00 to 12.00
BIOC 396 - Special Topics
Credits: 1.00 to 12.00
BIOC 491 - Doctoral Dissertation Research
Credit as arranged.
Credits: 1.00 to 12.00
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