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BIOL 4290 Medical Biochemistry and Metabolism (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

Living organisms require constant input of energy and raw materials, acquired from their surroundings and harnessed by numerous metabolic pathways. An ever-increasing knowledge of the integration and regulation of these pathways has deepened our understanding of both health and disease. Using studies from recent research and articles in the popular press, and based on fundamental biochemistry, we will investigate various topics: the increase in obesity and diabetes, the metabolism of cholesterol, inborn errors of metabolism, the connection between how we eat and the global carbon cycle, the sense onsense of nutritional supplementation, and the evolution of metabolic pathways.


Instructor(s): Arlene Wyman

Prerequisites: BIOL4350 or CHEM4461

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Last Updated: 23-Feb-14