Oct 18, 2021  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BIN 521 - Protein Biochemistry and Lab

This is a graduate course on protein biochemistry with laboratory experience. The first part of the course covers amino acids and how differences in the amino acid sequences of proteins directs protein structure, folding, and function. The second part of the course introduces the diverse functions of proteins, focusing on protein as catalysts of biochemical reactions and the interactions of proteins with ligands (other biological molecules). Protein mutations, evolution, and the utility of sequence and structure comparisons in bioinformatics will also be covered. The last part of the course discusses networks of proteins and how they are measured, introducing the areas of systems biology and proteomics, respectively.

Credits: 3