81.520 Biochemistry II

Biochemistry II

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 7548
Status Active

This course will focus on protein dynamics where students will gain facility with thermodynamics of protein folding/misfolding, catalysis, kinetics and binding equilibria as they apply to proteins and other molecules in biological systems. The central theme of this course is that living systems can be understood in terms of the fundamental principles defining the structure and energetics of biological molecules. Attention will be given to quantitative aspects of enzyme kinetics and molecular binding. Examples of how these principles apply to the understanding and treatment of human disease will be discussed.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: 81.519 Biochemistry I or 81.419 Biochemistry