BCHM G4021 General Biochemistry. 3 points.
Primarily for students in departments other than biochemistry. Prerequisite: general and organic chemistry. An integration, from a dynamic point of view, of cellular constituents with the chemical processes of living systems: chemistry and function, mode of synthesis and degradation by the cell, the characterization and role of particular enzymes and coenzymes in these reactions, and the mechanisms of oxidation and energy production. Nucleic acids, replication, and the genetic code are also discussed. (Given at the Morningside campus.)