Fall 2018 - MBB 201 D100
Biochemistry of the Cell (3)
Class Number: 6595
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2018: Mon, Wed, Fri, 2:30–3:20 p.m.
Exam Times + Location:
Dec 15, 2018
Sat, 8:30–11:30 a.m.
Prerequisites:BISC 101; CHEM 281 as prerequisite or corequisite.
An introduction to cellular processes with an emphasis on protein structure and function. Topics that will be explored include transcription, translation and protein synthesis, basic metabolic pathways, biomembranes, organelles, vesicle transport, the cytoskeleton and cell signaling.
Lecture ScheduleWeek 1: Macromolecules
Week 2: Protein structure and function
Week 3: Techniques in protein analysis
Week 4: Transcription and translation
Week 5: Control of gene expression and techniques in gene analysis
Week 6: Biomembranes and organelles
Week 7: Membrane transport
Week 8: Cell signalling
Week 9: Cytoskeleton
Week 10: Cell division
Week 11: Bioenergetics
Week 12: Metabolism: catabolic pathways
Week 13: Metabolism: anabolic pathways
- Exam 1 25%
- Exam 2 25%
- Final Exam 35%
- Participation 5%
- Reading Quizzes 5%
- Tutorials 5%
Alberts, Essential Cell Biology, 4th edition, 2013. Garland Science.
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