CHEM 4310 - Biochemistry I
(3) Prerequisites: CHEM 3200 or one year of organic chemistry lecture; and CHEM 2300 or BIOL 3400 or MICR 3100, each with a minimum grade of C-. Enzyme kinetics and mechanisms of enzyme action; structure, function, and chemistry of carbohydrates, proteins, lipids and nucleic acids in animals, plants and microorganisms; the metabolism of carbohydrates.
CHEM 4320 - Biochemistry II
(3) Prerequisites: CHEM 4310. Metabolism of lipids and proteins; photosynthetic metabolism and assimilation of inorganic nutrients; enzymology and mechanism of DNA replication and repair; transcriptional machinery; RNA processing; protein synthesis and processing.
CHEM 4311 - Biochemistry Laboratory I †
(2) Prerequisites: CHEM 2211, CHEM 3100, each with a minimum grade of C-; corequisite: CHEM 4310. Laboratory experiments designed to illustrate chemical behavior of substances of biochemical importance. Laboratory 6 hours.
† There is a special fee associated with registering for laboratory classes that carry this designation. Details appear in the Schedule of Classes.
CHEM 5350 - RNA Structure and Function
(3) Prerequisites: CHEM 4320 and CHEM 4321 or equivalent, Graduate student standing.