Mar 29, 2023  
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BIOCH 250 - The Biochemical Foundations of Medicine

★ 3 (fi 6) (either term, 3-0-0) This online course covers principles of biochemistry identified in the revised MCAT (2015) in the section “Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems.” The material is presented with a focus on clinical correlations and includes the following topics. 1) The structure and function of proteins and biological membranes focusing on enzymes, antibodies, structural proteins, membrane lipids, ion channels and transporter proteins, receptors, and the transduction of hormonal signals. 2) The integration of metabolism focusing on fuels and organ specialization, metabolism of glucose, fatty acids, cholesterol, and amino acids, and the hormonal regulation of energy metabolism. 3) DNA, RNA and the synthesis of proteins focusing on transcription and translation, mutations, the regulation of gene expression, and DNA damage and repair. CHEM 101, 102, 261 and 263, or equivalent, are recommended pre-requisites. Credit may not be obtained in both BIOCH 250 and BIOCH 200.