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Biochemistry: A Short Course by Tymoczko, Berg, & Stryer, 1st edition, 2010, WH Freeman & Co. New York, NY (ISBN-13: 978-0-7167-5840-2).
Supplemental handouts for each laboratory exercise will also be provided by the instructor via eCompanion or during class.
BI 337 Biochemistry
FA 2011 HO
Royals, Brenda R.
Instructor of Biology
M.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, LSU Health Sciences Center
113A, Science Hall
M 3-4:30; T 8-10:00 & 2-3:00; R 8-10:00 & 3-4:30
August 15, 2011 - December 9, 2011
CH318 and CH318L and/or the equivalent
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
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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?
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
4 Exams (100 pts) 400 points
Final Exam 150 points
Homework/Quizzes 75 points
Review Paper 175 points
There will be 4 major lecture examinations worth 100 points each (400 total points). Exams will contain short answer, matching, multiple-choice, and a few discussion questions. Homework and announced quizzes will provide an additional 75 points of the final grade. The final exam will be worth 150 points. And finally, the review paper will be worth 175 points for a total of 800 total points possible.
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Week of 8/15
Introduction, Bonds, Amino Acids
1, 2, 3
Week of 8/22
Carbohydrates, Lipids, Protein Structure
9, 10, 4
Week of 8/29
Enzymes – Action/ Regulation/ Mechanisms & Inhibitors
5, 6, 7
Week of 9/5
Labor Day Holiday, Enzymes – Mechanisms & Inhibitors, Allosteric Proteins
Week of 9/12
EXAM I, Membrane Structure & Function
11 (EI – 1-5, 9, 10)
Week of 9/19
Signal Transduction, Introduction to Metabolism
Week of 9/26
Digestion, Glycolysis I
Week of 10/3
Glycolysis II, EXAM II
15 (EII – 6-8, 11, 12)
Week of 10/10
FALL BREAK – NO CLASSES
Week of 10/17
Gluconeogenesis, Preparation for the Citric Acid Cycle
Week of 10/24
Citric Acid Cycle II, Electron Transport Chain
Week of 10/31
EXAM III, Oxidative Phosphorylation
20 (EIII – 13-18)
Week of 11/7
Glycogen Degradation/Synthesis, Glucose homeostasis & Disease
Week of 11/14
Lipid/Fatty Acid Degradation, Lipid/Fatty Acid Synthesis
Week of 11/21
EXAM IV, Lipid Storage
Week of 11/28
Lipid Storage, Molecular Biology Overview
ALL TERM PAPERS DUE BY 12/02/10 at the end of class
Week of 12/5
FINAL EXAMS - TBA
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Plagiarism:Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. from Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 93PLEASE be careful not to plagiarize; we have several programs that will easily detect such behavior within the patterns of your written work.
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 96It is MANDATORY that you attend all class meetings and all scheduled laboratories. Part of a university education is preparation for professional conduct in your future life. Attendance at work or graduate/professional school is mandatory -- if you wish to remain employed or enrolled.
In addition, education is a cooperative effort, and you are as responsible for furthering the education of your fellow classmates and the instructor as the instructor is for educating you. Get in the habit of being here on time, for this is a behavior you will need to cultivate if you wish to succeed.
Be advised that a student is always responsible for any class material, whether they are present during a particular class session -- or not. It is the responsibility of the student to obtain notes and any notice of assignments due or announcements made on their own.
There are NO EXCUSED ABSENCES in this course for any reason (medical, personal, job-related, mechanical failure, death in the family, death of a beloved pet, death of ambition, and so forth). However, since personal emergencies may nonetheless occur during the semester, your first four (4) absences (lecture and/or lab) are free and will draw you no penalty.
HOWEVER, with each additional absence past the first four, 5% will be deducted from the student's final overall grade for the course. Furthermore, eight (8) absences in a twice-a-week semester class is an excessive number, and you will automatically be given an F after you miss eight (8) lecture or lab sessions (for ANY reason).
TARDINESS or LEAVING: Quizzes are typically given within the first 10 minutes or the last 10 minutes of class. If you miss them, these can never be made up. Some quizzes are “bonus” – meaning that you can actually gain extra points by knowing something; other quizzes are evaluative – meaning that you will lose points if you don't know all the answers.
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