Spring 2020 - MBB 324 D100

Protein Biochemistry (3)

Class Number: 2744

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
    BLU 10011, Burnaby

    Th 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
    AQ 3003, Burnaby

  • Instructor:

    Alison Li
    Office: SSB7144
    Office Hours: TBA
  • Prerequisites:

    MBB 222 with a minimum grade of C.



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.



  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


  • Exam I 33.3%
  • Exam II 33.3%
  • Exam III 33.3%


Fundamentals of Protein Structure and Function by Engelbert Buxbaum.  2015.  Springer International Publishing.
An e-version is available through the SFU library.

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