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Willamette University

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Salem, Oregon 97301

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Chemistry

CHEM 351 Biochemistry (1)

A comprehensive introduction to biochemistry, stressing a chemical understanding of life processes and how molecules interact in cells and organisms. We will discuss important biomolecules (e.g., proteins, lipids, carbohydrates) and their dynamic interactions: how enzymes speed up reactions, how muscles contract, how cells use and transduce energy, how cells receive and transmit signals, and how flaws in these processes can lead to disease. We will examine closely the underlying chemistry (organic mechanisms, thermodynamics) involved in these molecular interactions. Laboratory required.

Prerequisite: CHEM 226 or CHEM 228; BIOL 130 recommended

  • Offering: Spring
  • Instructor: Silverstein