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Introduction to Biomolecular Structure

CHEM 325
Fall 2015
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: MB&B 325
Certificates: Molecular Biophysics, Molecular Biophysics
Course Cluster: Health Studies

This course aims to provide a framework for understanding three-dimensional structures of proteins, nucleic acids, and their complexes. The first half of the course emphasizes structural modules and topological patterns in major classes of proteins and nucleic acids. The second part of the course covers novel structural motifs, such as helix-turn-helix, zinc-finger, and leucine zipper, that are responsible for recognition of specific nucleotide sequences in nucleic acids by proteins. Analysis of structures using tools available on the Web and independent exploration of protein and nucleic acid databases are strongly encouraged.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: NSM CHEM
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: [MB&B181 or BIOL181] OR [MB&B191 or BIOL191]
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CHEM-Track B)(CIM)(CIS)(IDEA-MN)(MB&B)
Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above

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