Prerequisite: both of the following: 18:271, 15:162 or permission of Instructor.
This course provides an introduction to the structure and functions of the 4 major types of biological macromolecules: proteins, nucleic acids, carbohydrates and lipids, and the importance of these concepts in health and disease. In addition students will be introduced to the methods by which protein and nucleic acid structure and function can be studied and the mechanisms and kinetics of enzyme function and inhibition.
3 lecture hours per week, 3.5 laboratory hours per week, one term.