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Biochemistry II (Bio 3362) Fall Semester 2005 Tuesday & Thursday, 9:30-10:45 Room FO3.

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Text: “Biochemistry” by R.H. Garrett and C.M. Grisham, 3rd edition (2005) There are two instructors in the course, Drs. S. Gavva and R. Draper. There are four midterm exams on dates listed in the schedule below. The final grade will be the average of the four midterms. Make-up exams will be allowed only in exceptional cases, and only if evidence documenting the reason is supplied. Make-up exams may have a verbal component. Dates Aug 18 Aug 23 Aug 25 Aug 30 Sept 1 Sept 6 Sept 8 Sept 13 Sept 15 Sept 20 Sept 22 Sept 27 Sept 29 Oct 4 Oct 6 Oct 11 Oct 13 Oct 18 Oct 20 Oct 25 Oct 27 Nov 1 Nov 3 Nov 8 Nov 10 Nov 15 Nov 17 Nov 22 Dec 1 Class 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 17 16 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 Instructor S. Gavva S. Gavva S. Gavva S. Gavva S. Gavva S. Gavva S. Gavva S. Gavva S. Gavva S. Gavva S. Gavva S. Gavva S. Gavva S. Gavva R. Draper R. Draper S. Gavva R. Draper R. Draper R. Draper R. Draper R. Draper R. Draper R. Draper R. Draper R. Draper R. Draper R. Draper R. Draper 21 22 23 24 25 G&G Ch. 24 G&G Ch. 24 G&G Ch. 24 G&G Ch. 27 G&G Ch. 27 16 17 18 19 20 G&G Ch. 9 G&G Ch. 9 G&G Ch. 9 G&G Ch. 23 G&G Ch. 23 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 G&G Ch. 26 G&G Ch. 26 G&G Ch. 26 G&G Ch. 10 G&G Ch. 11 G&G Ch. 11 G&G Ch. 8 G&G Ch. 9 Lecture 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Reading G&G Ch. 21 G&G Ch. 21 G&G Ch. 25 G&G Ch. 25 G&G Ch. 25 G&G Ch. 25 G&G Ch. 25 CO2 fixation The nitrogen cycle, nitrogen acquisition, ammonia assimilation, and glutamine synthetase Amino acid synthesis I: transaminases, the glutamate family and the urea cycle Amino acid synthesis II: the aspartate and pyruvate families Amino acid synthesis III: the 3-P-glycerate and aromatic amino acids, sulfur metabolism, histidine Amino acid synthesis IV: Aspects of amino acid degradation Midterm Exam I Purine synthesis to IMP Purine synthesis (continued), salvage and degradation Pyrimidines and deoxyribonucleotide synthesis Nucleotides and nucleic acids Structures of nucleic acids Structures of nucleic acids Lipid structures figures Membrane structure: lipids and proteins figures Midterm Exam 2 Membrane structure: lipids and proteins figures Membrane transport figures Membrane transport figures Fatty acid catabolism figures Fatty acid catabolism figures Midterm Exam 3 Biosynthesis of fatty acids and lipids: sterols and sterol metabolism figures Biosynthesis of fatty acids and lipids: sterols and sterol metabolism figures Biosynthesis of fatty acids and lipids: sterols and sterol metabolism Integration of metabolism figures Integration of metabolism Midterm Exam 4, 9 a.m. in normal classroom Topics Photosynthesis and photophosphorylation