Chemistry 301 is designed to help you achieve a number of broad objectives.
At the end of the course, you will be able to
- define “biochemistry.”
- identify the five classes of polymeric biomolecules and their monomeric building blocks.
- explain the specificity of enzymes (biochemical catalysts), and the chemistry involved in enzyme action.
- explain how the metabolism of glucose leads ultimately to the generation of large quantities of ATP.
- describe how fats and amino acids are metabolized, and explain how they can be used for fuel.
- describe the structure of DNA, and explain how it carries genetic information in its base sequence.
- describe DNA replication.
- describe RNA and protein synthesis.
- explain how protein synthesis can be controlled at the level of transcription and translation.
- summarize what is currently known about the biochemical basis of cancer.