BI 337 Biochemistry
UJU 2012 HO
Instructor of Biology
M.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, LSU Health Sciences CenterB.S. in Chemistry, Southeastern Oklahoma State University (Cum Laude)
113A, Science Hall
June 4, 2012 - June 29, 2012
8:00 - 10:15 AM
CH318 and CH318L and/or the equivalent
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Educational Philosophy: Learning is an active and interactive process. Ideally, it would best be promoted by a cobitnation of questioning and feedback involving each student. Thus, I like to teach in ways to try and reach all types of students with their diverse learning styles and do my best to provide a constructive learning environment. I like to enourage students to set high learning expectations, thus classroom attendance and participation are necessary for achievement of this goal.
Materials learned in the lecture portion of the course will be applied in the laboratory exercises. It is therefore crucial that students attend and participate in each laboratory session. Hands-on laboratory work will expand and reinforce many of the major concepts from lecture so that you remember them in your future career settings.
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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June 4 - M
Introduction, Bonds, Amino Acids
1, 2, 3
June 5 - T
Carbohydrates, Lipids, Protein Structure, QUIZ
9, 10, 4
June 6 - W
Enzymes – Action/ Regulation/ Mechanisms & Inhibitors, QUIZ
5, 6, 7
June 7 - R
Enzymes – Mechanisms & Inhibitors, Allosteric Proteins, QUIZ
June 11 - M
EXAM I, Membrane Structure & Function
11 (EI – 1-7, 9, 10)
June 12 - T
Signal Transduction, Introduction to Metabolism, QUIZ
June 13 - W
Digestion, Glycolysis I, QUIZ
June 11 - R
Glycolysis II, Gluconeogenesis, QUIZ
June 18 - M
EXAM II, Preparation for the Citric Acid Cycle
(EII – 8, 11-16), 17
June 19 - T
Citric Acid Cycle II, Electron Transport Chain, QUIZ
June 20 - W
Oxidative Phosphorylation, Glycogen Degradation/Synthesis, QUIZ
June 21 - R
Glucose homeostasis & Disease, QUIZ
June 25 - M
Lipid/Fatty Acid Degradation, Lipid/Fatty Acid Synthesis, QUIZ
June 26 - T
EXAM III, Lipid Storage
June 27 - W
Molecular Biology Overview, Final Exam Review
ALL TERM PAPERS DUE BY 6/27/12 at the end of class
June 28 - R
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