BI 337 Biochemistry
FA 2009 HO
Burns, Douglas M.
-- Associate Professor of Biology
-- B.A. (Honors) in Biological Sciences, University of Missouri -Columbia-- Ph.D. in Molecular Biology, Vanderbilt University-- Postdoctoral Training in Biochemistry, CWRU School of Medicine
113A, Science Hall
2-4pm, M; 12-1 pm, T. 12-2pm R; and 1-3:00, F
17 August -- 11 December, 2009
10:00 - 10:50 AM
CH318 and CH318L and/or the equivalent
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Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Create a review paper in the style of Annual Reviews in Biochemistry covering one biochemical or intercellular signaling pathway in a cell or cells. This paper should be at least 10 pages in length (using the attached Instructions to Authors) excluding figures and references. Information covered should include:
1. Step-by-step illustration of the biochemical or intercellular signaling pathway (CLO 1, 2).
2. Discussion of the general flows of the pathway (flow of information, flow of mass, flow of energy) and the logic underlying the pathway (why does this arrangement work well?) (CLO 1,2, 3).
3. Indication of key regulatory steps in the pathway and explanation of why this is a logical regulatory step (CLO 1, 2, 4).
4. Indication of how this pathway relates to the central metabolic pathway (glycolysis, TCA cycle, electron transport chain, oxidative phosphorylation) (CLO 2).
5. Discuss the commonalities and differences exhibited in this pathway in prokaryotes and eukaryotes (CLO 4).
6. What diseases or disease states are associated with defects in this pathway? If there is no literature, predict what would happen (indicate your rationale) (CLO 1, 2, 4).
7. Discuss how the disease states in 6 are differentially expressed in human populations (is there a difference in disease effect or prevalence based on age, sex, geographic location, environmental factors, ancestral origin, race…etc). What are the bases of these differences? If there appears to be no difference in disease effect or prevalence, discuss why.
8. Discuss methods used to combat the disease or approaches that are planned. How do/will these work?
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TENTATIVE SCHEDULE FOR BI337/CH337 FALL OF 2009
3-meetings + 1 lab/week
Topic/Topics for the indicated week
1. Week of 8/17
Intro – Special Biological Conditions in a Cell
– “Bio-chemistry” and Bio-organic Chemistry
1 & 2
2. Week of 8/24
Carbohydrates -- Lipids -- Amino Acids
9, 10, & 3
3. Week of 8/31
Proteins – 3D Configurations – Enzymes & Enzymatic Action – “Gene Flow” in a Cell – Cell Membranes
4, 5, & notes
4. Week of 9/07
Summation, Exam-I; Enzyme Kinetics & Regulation– Enzyme Mechanisms & Inhibitors
-- 6, 7
5. Week of 9/14
Enzyme Mechanisms & Inhibitors – Allosteric Proteins
6. Week of 9/21
Membrane Function – Cell Regulation/“Signal Transduction” -- Biochemical Nutrients from Digestion
7. Week of 9/28
Exam-II; Metabolism -- “Glycolysis”
-- 14, 15
8. Week of 10/05
Linking Glycolysis to Cell Respiration
9. Week of 10/12
FALL RECESS; GET SOME REST; TIME OFF !!
10. Week of 10/19
Citric Acid Cycle -- The Electron-Transport Chain
and “Oxidative Phosphorylation”
11. Week of 10/26
Exam-III; Glycogen Degradation and Synthesis
12. Week of 11/02
The Pentose Phosphate Shunt
-- Lipid Synthesis & Degradation
13. Week of 11/09
Lipid Synthesis & Storage; Cholesterol synthesis -- Veteran’s Day -- Exam-IV;
14. Week of 11/16
Nucleotide Metabolism – DNA & RNA structure
– DNA Replication
30, 32, 33
15. Week of 11/23
RNA Synthesis in Prokaryotes & Eukaryotes – And Its Regulation ! -- Thanksgiving Break (11/26 -29)
16. Week of 11/30
Eukaryotic Gene Expression – The Genetic Code –
The Biosynthesis of Proteins (Translation)
36, 38, 39
ALL TERM PAPERS MUST BE RECEIVED
BEFORE 12/01 !!
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12/7 – 12/10
Exam-Vwill be at time scheduled for the FINAL
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