Fall 2017 - MBB 324 D100

Protein Biochemistry (3)

Class Number: 3767

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu, Th 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
    SSCK 9500, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    MBB 222 with a minimum grade of C.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

An exploration of the fundamental aspects of proteins; their chemical and physical nature, their synthesis, stability and turnover, as well as their structure and function. Methods of protein analysis and structure determination will be presented.

COURSE DETAILS:

Topics:

  1. Structure and properties of amino acids and the peptide bond
  2. Non-covalent forces in protein structure and water
  3. Secondary and tertiary structure (domains)
  4. Quaternary structure (oligomers)
  5. Protein-protein interactions
  6. Insights into enzyme mechanism through protein structure
  7. Protein dynamics
  8. How proteins make things move and transmit signals
  9. Techniques to study proteins

Grading

  • Quizzes 20%
  • Problem sets 20%
  • Exam I 20%
  • Exam II 20%
  • Exam III 20%

NOTES:

For reference:  Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry, 6th or 7th Ed., Lehninger, Cox and Nelson, 2012. W.H. Freeman & Co.

Department Undergraduate Notes:

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