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BIOC: Biochemistry

7300. Medical Biochemistry (6)
P: General chemistry; organic chemistry; general biology; calculus; consent of chair. Emphasis on human biochemistry in chemistry and function of enzymes and other proteins; mechanisms of energy transduction; metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids, amino acids, and proteins; biochemistry of gene and gene expression; tissues and organ metabolism; regulation of metabolism; biochemical aspects of nutrition; and metabolism of abnormal cells.
7301. Biochemistry I* (4)
P: General chemistry; organic chemistry; admission to a BSOM graduate program or consent of chair. Explores relationship of structure, chemical, and physical properties of biomolecules to their biological function. Includes introduction to intermediary metabolism and role of thermodynamics and kinetics in biological systems.
7310. Molecular Biochemistry* (3)
P: Admission to a BSOM graduate program or consent of chair. Replication, translation, and expression of genetic information and its regulation.
7330. Introduction to Research (1-6)
May be repeated. May count a maximum of 12 s.h. P: Admission to a BSOM graduate program or consent of instructor. Assignment to faculty preceptor. May work with more than one preceptor. Design experimental protocols and collaborate in some aspect of the preceptor’s research program.
7335. Seminar in Biochemistry* (1)
Registration for fall and spring semesters required. P: Admission to a BSOM graduate program or consent of chair. Formal seminars and student critiques of current literature in biochemistry, concentrating on one topic each semester.
7345. Cell Motility (2)
P: General chemistry, organic chemistry, general biology, and general physics; or consent of instructor. Multidisciplinary exploration of mechanism, structure, and function of motile systems essential for eukaryotic life.
7355. Current Topics (1-3)
May be repeated with change of topic. P: Admission to a BSOM graduate program or consent of chair. Topics of current importance not covered thoroughly in other courses. Lectures, special reports, or lab work.
7365. Research Proposal Strategies* (2) Same as ANAT 7365
P: ANAT 7240 or BIOC 7330 or consent of chair. Formal instruction, critique and practice in writing a research grant proposal.
8305. Physical Biochemistry (2)
P: BIOC 7301; calculus; admission to a BSOM graduate program or consent of chair. Applies thermodynamics and kinetics to biochemical systems.
8320. Biochemistry II: Regulation of Metabolism (4) Same as EXSS 8320
P: BIOC 7301 or EXSS 7211 or consent of chair. Regulation and integration of metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids, nucleic acids, and amino acids in humans, with an emphasis on primary research literature.
8333, 8336. Research (3,6)
May be repeated. P: Admission to a BSOM graduate program in biochemistry and molecular biology or consent of chair. Design of experimental protocols and participation in preceptor’s research program.
9000. Dissertation Research* (3-12)
May be repeated. May count for a maximum of 36 s.h. This course is graded S or U and is not included in meeting the cumulative “B” average required for graduation.
9001. Dissertation: Summer Research (1)
May be repeated. No credit may count toward degree. Students conducting dissertation research may only register for this course during the summer.