Dr. Ronald L. Miller

MUSC only
BMB-601: Comprehensive Biochemistry
(College of Dental Medicine: Dr. Ronald L. Miller)
This is a basic biochemistry course and its goal is to convey to the students a basic understanding of biochemical processes. Areas which wil be emphasized will be: 1) acid-base relationships, 2) the structure and function of amino acids and protein. 3) the metabolism of simple carbohydrates, glyogen, amino acids, fatty acids, nucleic acids and proteins 4) oxygen transport; hemoglobin and myoglobin, factors affecting oxygen transport, 5) enzymes, kinetics, activation and regulation of activity, 6)the synthesis of proteins and nucleic acids, 6) collagen synthesis and degradation, 7)regulation of gene expression and an introduction to genetic engineering, recombinant DNA.