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MEDT 355 Biochemistry

(Credits: 3)

This course is designed to introduce students to the principles of biochemistry – the chemistry of living matter. The first section of the course will emphasize building blocks of biomolecules, biological buffers, protein structure and enzymes. The next section will deal with the molecular biology of the informational macromolecules, DNA and RNA, and with protein synthesis. The final section discusses the metabolic pathways of the macromolecules – carbohydrates, lipids, amino acids and nucleic acids – as well as the action and mechanisms of hormones.