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CHEMĀ 5331. ADVANCED BIOCHEMISTRY I. 3 Hours.

Vocabulary and conceptual understanding of biochemical processes by which cells break down organic molecules and trap some of the released energy in the form of reactive nucleotides; use these reactive nucleotides to drive the synthesis of organic building blocks such as sugars, lipids, amino acids and nucleic acids from simpler molecules that serve as precursors; critical review of primary research articles in biochemistry related to proteins, expression and purification, kinetics, and metabolis; preparing and presenting an NIH R15 proposal/paper; understanding structures and functions of biological molecules, of intermediary metabolism and its control, and of molecular genetics.