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Biochemistry (BIOC)

School of Medicine

Adequate preparation in chemistry (through physical chemistry), physics, and mathematics is required, and a background in biological sciences is desirable.

BIOC 241 Fundamentals of Biochemistry (3) Biological chemistry stressing integration of concepts of general, inorganic, and biochemistry and application to life chemistry. Pre: beginning algebra and high school science. DP

BIOC 341 Elements of Biochemistry (3) Biochemical principles and concepts as applied to living systems, including sufficient organic chemistry to understand these principles. Pre: 241 or consent. DP

BIOC 441 Basic Biochemistry (4) Function and composition of biological substances and their metabolic transformation in animals, plants, microorganisms. Pre: BIOL 275/275L, CHEM 273, or consent. (Cross-listed as BIOL 441) DB

BIOC 441L Basic Biochemistry Lab (1) Experiments working with substances discussed in 441. DY

BIOC 471 Clinical Biochemistry (4) Biochemical processes in human health and disease states. Repeatable one time. Pre: 441 or BIOL 405 or CMB 405. Spring only. (Cross-listed as MEDT 471) DB

BIOC 481 Introduction to Molecular Biology (3) Biochemical basis of life presented in terms of the structure and function of the gene in the production of biological catalysts. Pre: 441 or consent. DB

BIOC 499 Directed Research and Reading (V) Independent research or selected reading of current literature in the area of biochemistry and biophysics. Pre: consent.

BIOC 500 Master’s Plan B/C Studies (1) Enrollment for degree completion. Pre: master’s Plan B or C candidate and consent.

BIOC 512 (Alpha) Unit II Electives in Biochemistry (1) Concurrent electives in biochemistry. (B) carbohydrate biochemistry (review and clinical correlation of important aspects of biochemistry and carbohydrate chemistry); (D) introduction to magnetic resonance imaging (how the generation and processing of the magnetic signal produces strikingly clear anatomical images); (E) topics in carcinogenesis (review of current understanding of cancer cause and prevention). Repeatable. Pre: BIOM 551.

BIOC 513 (Alpha) Unit III Electives in Biochemistry (1) Concurrent electives in biochemistry. (B) carbohydrate biochemistry (review and clinical correlation of important aspects of biochemistry and carbohydrate chemistry); (D) introduction to magnetic resonance imaging (how the generation and processing of the magnetic signal produces strikingly clear anatomical images); (E) topics in carcinogenesis (review of current understanding of cancer cause and prevention). Repeatable. Pre: BIOM 551.

BIOC 514 (Alpha) Unit IV Electives in Biochemistry (1) Concurrent electives in biochemistry. (B) carbohydrate biochemistry (review and clinical correlation of important aspects of biochemistry and carbohydrate chemistry); (C) basic biochemical aspects (as applied to clinical cases); (D) introduction to magnetic resonance imaging (how the generation and processing of the magnetic signal produces strikingly clear anatomical images); (E) topics in carcinogenesis (review of current understanding of cancer cause and prevention). Repeatable. Pre: BIOM 551.

BIOC 515 (Alpha) Unit V Electives in Biochemistry (1) Concurrent electives in biochemistry. (B) carbohydrate biochemistry (review and clinical correlation of important aspects of biochemistry and carbohydrate chemistry); (D) introduction to magnetic resonance imaging (how the generation and processing of the magnetic signal produces strikingly clear anatomical images); (E) topics in carcinogenesis (review of current understanding of cancer cause and prevention). Repeatable. Pre: BIOM 551.

BIOC 525 Unit V Block Elective (V) Required elective for medical students. The objectives will be determined by contract; however, one option is a review for NBME Part I. CR/NC only. Pre: BIOM 551.

BIOC 545 Topics in Biochemistry (V) Fourth-year elective in which medical students take an in-depth study of selected topics in biochemistry. Pre: fourth-year medical student or consent.

BIOC 601L Biochemistry-Biophysics Lab (2) Basic biochemical experimental techniques; enzyme kinetics; active-site identification; amino acid sequence determination; radioimmunoassay, in vivo studies of nucleic acids. Pre: 441 or consent.

BIOC 624 Protein Interactions (2) Thermodynamics of protein-ligand and protein-protein interactions: protein dynamics. Pre: 441 and CHEM 351, or consent.

BIOC 643 Bioenergetics and Carbohydrates (3) Current topics on mechanism of energy production and transformation. Advanced survey of structure and metabolism of carbohydrate biochemistry. Pre: 441 or consent.

BIOC 644 Metabolic Biochemistry (3) Organization and function of metabolic pathways of proteins, heme, nucleotides, and lipids. Pre: 441 or consent.

BIOC 671 Seminar (1) Weekly discussions and reports on various subjects; current advances in biochemistry and biophysics.

BIOC 699 Directed Research (V) Pre: consent.

BIOC 700 Thesis Research (V) Research for master’s thesis. Pre: consent.

BIOC 705 Special Topics in Biochemistry (V) Advanced treatment of frontiers in biochemistry. Repeatable. Pre: consent.

BIOC 710 Enzyme Regulation (2) Control of biocatalytic activity at molecular, cellular, and organismal levels. Pre: consent. (Alt. years)

BIOC 730 Phage, Plasmids, and Recombinant DNA (2) Plasmid replication, transmission, and compatibility; gene cloning, gene transfer, and genetic engineering. Pre: consent. (Alt. years)

BIOC 800 Dissertation Research (V) Research for doctoral thesis. Pre: consent.