Biochemistry (BI2223)

Pre-requisite(s)

None

Recommended Book(s)

Principles Of Biochemistry By Lehninger Et Al , 4 Edition

Reference Book(s)

Biochemistry; The Molecular Basis Of Life By Trudy McKee Et Al , 3 Edition, Published By WCB [ elaborate Biomolecules And Their Functions ]

Essentials Of Medical Biochemistry By Mushtaq Ahmed , 1 Edition, Published By National Book Foundation

Course Objectives

This course is designed to equip biology students with the fundamental topics and theories needed to develop an in depth understanding of biological phenomenon.

Course Learning Outcomes (CLO)

  1. CLO: 1. Understand Basic of Organic Chemistry
  2. CLO: 2. Understand basic structure and function of biomolecules.
  3. CLO: 3. Understand fundamental biochemical pathways
  4. CLO: 4. Understand basic of biochemical regulation
  5. CLO: 5. Understand basic biochemical techniques

Course Contents

  • Introduction to biochemistry
  • cellular foundations
  • chemical foundations
  • physical foundations
  • water
  • Amino acids and peptides
  • Enzymes
  • RNA as enzyme
  • carbohydrates
  • nucleic acids
  • lipids
  • 3D structures of proteins and other biomolecules
  • biomembranes and transport
  • biosignalling
  • principles of bioenergetics
  • glycolysis and gluconeogenesis
  • principles of metabolic regulation
  •  citric acid cycle
  • fatty acid catabolism
  • aminoacid cycle
  • oxidative phosphorylation and photophosphorylation
  • carbohydrate biosynthesis
  • lipid biosynthesis
  • biosynthesis of amino acids
  •  techniques in biochemistry