Fall 2017 - MBB 721 G100
Nucleic Acids (3)
Class Number: 6168
Delivery Method: In Person
An examination of recent literature about the structure and function of DNA and RNA.
Recent literature is examined for insights into the structure and properties of DNA and RNA, drawing on a variety of biochemical, chemical and molecular biological perspectives.
3 lecture hours/week; 1 tutorial hour/week; 0 lab hours
1. Sugars, bases, and nucleotides
2. DNA structure
4. Recombination structures
5. RNA structure
6. RNA - ligand (proteins and drugs) interactions
7. DNA - ligand (proteins and drugs) interactions
8. Catalytic RNA
9. RNA and the origin of life
- 2 exams (45% each) 90%
- Class presentations 10%
G.M. Blackburn, M.J. Gait, David Loakes, David Williams (editors). Nucleic Acids in Chemistry and Biology, 3rd Edition, 2006. Royal Society of Chemistry.
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