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BIOCHEMISTRY

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BIOC 405 Introduction to Biochemistry (3) NW Hol, Hurley
Survey of basic principles of biochemistry and molecular biology, emphasizing broad understanding of chemical events in living systems in terms of metabolism and structure-function relationships of biologically important molecules. Suitable for pre-majors, for students interested in careers in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, medical technology. Prerequisite: BIOL 200; either CHEM 223, CHEM 237, or CHEM 335. Offered: A.

BIOC 406 Introduction to Biochemistry (3) NW Ailion, Brzovic, Campbell
Survey of basic principles of biochemistry and molecular biology, emphasizing broad understanding of chemical events in living systems in terms of metabolism and structure-function relationships of biologically important molecules. Suitable for pre-majors, for students interested in careers in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, medical technology. Prerequisite: BIOC 405. Offered: W.
Instructor Course Description: Peter S Brzovic

BIOC 426 Basic Techniques in Biochemistry (4) NW Chung, Lui, Young
Introduction to basic biochemistry experiments. Acquaints students (largely biochemistry majors) with basic biochemical laboratory techniques. Prerequisite: BIOC 440, which may be taken concurrently. Offered: ASp.
Instructor Course Description: Dominic W Chung

BIOC 440 Biochemistry (4) NW Brockerhoff, Klevit
Biochemistry and molecular biology for undergraduate students in molecular and cellular biology, for biochemistry majors, and graduate students in other science departments. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.5 BIOL 200; 2.5 in either CHEM 224, CHEM 239, or CHEM 337; 2.0 in either MATH 124, MATH 134, or MATH 144. Offered: A.

BIOC 441 Biochemistry (4) NW Merz, Miller
Biochemistry and molecular biology for undergraduate students in molecular and cellular biology, for biochemistry majors, and graduate students in other science departments. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.2 in BIOC 440. Offered: W.

BIOC 442 Biochemistry (4) NW Kimelman, Palmiter
Biochemistry and molecular biology for undergraduate students in molecular and cellular biology, for biochemistry majors, and graduate students in other science departments. Prerequisite: either 2.2 in BIOC 406 or 2.2 in BIOC 441. Offered: Sp.
Instructor Course Description: David Kimelman

BIOC 499 Undergraduate Research (*, max. 35)
Investigative work on enzymes, proteins, lipids, molecular biology, developmental biology, intermediary metabolism, physical biochemistry, and related fields. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSpS.

BIOC 510 ISCRM Research Updates and Stem Cell Club ([0/1]-, max. 12)
Presents ongoing research at the Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine. Includes diverse subject matter in regenerative medicine, with new, unpublished data, and opportunity to identify collaborations and contacts for discussion, and an understanding of the state of the art. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: jointly with CONJ 510.

BIOC 515 Matrix Macromolecules in Morphogenesis and Development (1, max. 30)
Credit/no-credit only.

BIOC 516 Molecular Mechanisms of Blood Clotting (1, max. 30) Davie
Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSp.

BIOC 517 Protein Structure (1, max. 30) Baker
Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSpS.

BIOC 518 Signaling in Development (1, max. 30) Ruohola-Baker
Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSpS.

BIOC 520 Seminar (1)
Seminar dealing with timely topics in the field of biochemistry. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSp.

BIOC 526 Control of Growth and Differentiation During Development (1, max. 30) Hauschka
Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSpS.

BIOC 528 Signal Transduction (1, max. 30) Hurley
Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSp.

BIOC 529 Molecular Biology of Early Development (1, max. 30) Kimelman
Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSpS.

BIOC 530 Introduction to Structural Biology (3) Baker, Gelb, Hol, Klevit, Stenkamp, Stoddard
Graduate-level discussion of the structure, function, and chemistry of proteins, control of enzymatic reactions. Prerequisite: a comprehensive course in biochemistry and permission. Offered: A.

BIOC 533 Topics In Biochemistry (1, max. 30)
Provides in-depth examination of current topics in biochemistry, molecular biology, and structural biology. Designed to help participants in basic science departments become acquainted with latest ideas on selected topics. Emphasis on analysis of key concepts in the field with reference to classical papers and recent literature. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Offered: AWSp.

BIOC 534 Topics In Molecular Biophysics (1.5, max. 30)
Emphasis on methods used to study macromolecular structure and dynamics, including x-ray crystallography, NMR, optical spectroscopy, computer modeling, protein folding and ligand binding. Two topics covered each quarter; students may register for one or both. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Offered: AWSp.

BIOC 535 Macromolecular Structure (1, max. 30) Klevit
Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSp.

BIOC 536 Control of Cell Growth (1, max. 30) Morris
Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSp.

BIOC 537 Regulation of Gene Expression (1, max. 30) Palmiter
Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSpS.

BIOC 540 Literature Review (2) Miller, Varani
Emphasizes critical evaluation of original articles in the literature. For first-year graduate students in biochemistry and students of other science departments, with permission of instructor. Offered: jointly with BMSD 540; A.
Instructor Course Description: William W Parson

BIOC 541 Literature Review (2) Loeb, Palmiter
Emphasizes critical evaluation of original articles in the literature. For first-year graduate students in biochemistry and students of other science departments, with permission of instructor. Offered: W.

BIOC 542 Literature Review (2) Hauschka
Emphasizes critical evaluation of original articles in the literature. For first-year graduate students in biochemistry and students of other science departments, with permission of instructor. Offered: Sp.

BIOC 556 Enzymatic and Genetic Aspects of Blood Clotting (1, max. 30) Davie
Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSp.

BIOC 557 Growth Regulation by Calcium Binding Proteins (1, max. 30) Davis
Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSpS.

BIOC 560 Protein Folding (1, max. 30) Baker
Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSpS.

BIOC 561 Origin of Polarity (1, max. 30) Ruohola-Baker
Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSpS.

BIOC 566 Growth and Differentiation of Skeletal and Cardiac Muscle (1, max. 30) Hauschka
Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSpS.

BIOC 568 Molecular and Genetic Aspects of G Protein Signal Transduction (1, max. 30) Hurley
Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSpS.

BIOC 569 Inductive Events in Early Development (1, max. 30) Kimelman
Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSpS.

BIOC 575 NMR Analysis of Proteins and Nucleic Acids (1, max. 30) Klevit
Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSp.

BIOC 576 Sequential Analysis of Growth Regulation (1, max. 30) Morris
Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSpS.

BIOC 577 Gene Regulation in Transgenic Mice (1, max. 30) Palmiter
Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSpS.

BIOC 581 Introduction to Biochemical Research (4, max. 16)
Student works with one of the research groups within the department for one quarter and then rotates to other laboratories for second and third quarters. Prerequisite: graduate standing in biochemistry or permission of instructor. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSpS.

BIOC 588 Molecular Biology of Yeast Gene Regulation (1, max. 30) Young
Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSpS.

BIOC 600 Independent Study or Research (*-)
Offered: AWSpS.

BIOC 700 Master's Thesis (*-)
Offered: AWSpS.

BIOC 800 Doctoral Dissertation (*-)
Offered: AWSpS.