CHEM 5335. METHODS AND ENZYMOLOGY. 3 Hours.
A variety of spectroscopic, physical methods and microscopy techniques are employed to solve biological problems at the atomic and molecular level. The focus of this module is to present the basic theory behind the use and interpretation of such methods. Topics include electronic, infrared and fluorescence absorption spectroscopy, circular dichroism, x-ray diffraction (XRD), multidimensional nuclear magnetic resonance, and electron paramagnetic resonance. Exploration of enzyme properties that include enzyme kinetics, structure, and their function. Evaluation of enzyme functions associated with others, and their significance with respect to human health and diseases; A scope of emerging scientific advances and challenges associated with enzyme actions will also be discoursed through lecture and students' paper presentation and their term paper proposal. Prerequisite: passed ACS-test in Biochemistry.