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Courses in Biological Chemistry (BCM)

Lower Division

92. Internship in Biological Chemistry (1-12)

Internship—3-36 hours; final report. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Supervised work experience in biological chemistry and related fields. (P/NP grading only.)

Upper Division

192. Internship in Biological Chemistry (1-12)

Internship—3-36 hours; final report. Prerequisite: upper division standing; approval of project prior to internship by preceptor. Supervised work experience in Biological Chemistry and related fields. (P/NP grading only.)

198. Group Study (1-5)

Prerequisite: consent of instructor. For undergraduate students desiring to explore particular topics in depth. Lectures and conferences may be involved. (P/NP grading only.)

199. Special Study for Advanced Undergraduates (1-5)

Prerequisite: consent of instructor. (P/NP grading only.)

Graduate

209. Prostaglandins/Leukotrienes and Related Lipids (2)

Lecture—2 hours. Prerequisite: Biochemistry 101A-101B or Physiological Sciences 101A-101B or Physiology 100A-100B. Oxidative desaturation/elongation of poyunsaturated fatty acids. Biosynthesis of prostaglandins/leukotrienes from polyunsaturated fatty acids. Chemistry, biochemistry, and metabolism. Nutritional regulation. Physiological/pathophysiological implications; pharmacological and clinical relevance. Offered in alternate years.—(W.) Ziboh

217. Molecular Genetics of Fungi (3)

Lecture—3 hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing in a biological science; Biochemistry 101B; Genetics 100, 102A; Botany 119; Plant Pathology 130, 215X; Microbiology 215 recommended. Advanced treatment of molecular biology and genetics of filamentous fungi and yeasts, including gene structure, organization and regulation; secretion; control of reproduction; molecular evolution; transformation; and gene manipulation. Offered in alternate years. (Same course as Plant Pathology 217.)—W. Holland, Tyler

222. Mechanisms of Translational Control (2)

Lecture—1 hour; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: Biochemistry 201C or consent of instructor. Molecular mechanisms of protein synthesis and translational control in eukaryotic cells, with emphasis on mammalian cells and their viruses. An advanced graduate-level treatment of topics of current interest, with readings and discussion of primary papers from the literature. Offered in alternate years.—W. Hershey

230. Practical NMR Spectroscopy and Imaging (1)

Lecture—1 hour. Prerequisite: Chemistry 107A-107B, Physics 5A-5B-5C or 9A-9B-9C, or consent of instructor. Basic theory, experimental methods, and instrumentation of NMR. Enables students to understand NMR spectroscopy and imaging experiments. (S/U grading only.)—F. (F.) 

231. Biological Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (3)

Lecture—3 hours. Prerequisite: Molecular and Cellular Biology 221A or the equivalent or consent of instructor. Principles and applications of magnetic resonance in biomedicine. Fundamental concepts and the biophysical basis for magnetic resonance applications in areas of tissue characterization/imaging, metabolic regulation, and cellular bioenergetics. (Same course as Biophysics 231.)—S. (S.) Jue

291. Seminar in Genetic Approaches to Pathogenesis of Human Disease (1)

Seminar—1 hour. Prerequisite: student in Genetics Graduate Group or consent of instructor. Current genetic approaches to understanding the pathogenesis of disease and mammalian development presented and critically discussed by faculty, fellows and students. Topics include Mendelian and non-Mendelian diseases, imprinting, homologous recombination, statistical methods, genetic epidemiology and cell cycle dependent expression. (Same course as course 491.) (S/U grading only.)—F, W, S, Su. (F, W, S, Su.)

298. Group Study (1-5)

Prerequisite: consent of instructor. For graduate students desiring to explore particular topics in depth. Lectures and conferences may be involved.

299. Research (1-12)

Prerequisite: consent of instructor. (S/U grading only.)

Professional

410A. Molecular Medicine (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—3 hours; web virtual lecture—1 hour. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Restricted to Medical Students only. Biochemistry of proteins and nucleic acids. Includes an introduction to cancer biology and a full discussion of carbohydrate metabolism. Molecular aspects of human disease are highlighted throughout the course. (P/F grading only; deferred grading only, pending completion of sequence.)—F, Su. (F, Su.) Sweeney

491. Seminar in Genetic Approaches to Pathogenesis of Human Disease (1)

Seminar—1 hour. Prerequisite: student in Genetics Graduate Group or consent of instructor. Current genetic approaches to understanding the pathogenesis of disease and mammalian development presented and critically discussed by faculty, fellows and students. Topics include Mendelian and non-Mendelian diseases, imprinting, homologous recombination, statistical methods, genetic epidemiology and cell cycle dependent expression. (Same course as course 291.) (H/P/F grading only.)—F, W, S, Su. (F, W, S, Su.)

493. Medical Genomics (6)

Clinical activity—4 hours; lecture—4 hours; laboratory—12 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Four-week module will focus on the clinical methods and applications of medical genomics. Topics will include an introduction to the human genome and human genomics, genetic and epigenetic variation and the ethics of medical genomics. (H/P/F grading only.)—F, W, S, Su. (F, W, S, Su.) Herman, Segal

497T. Tutoring in Biological Chemistry (1-5)

Tutoring—3-15 hours. Prerequisite: advanced standing or consent of instructor Assist instructor by tutoring medical students in preparation for one of the departmental courses that is a component of the required curriculum of the School of Medicine. (H/P/F grading only.)

498. Group Study (1-5)

Prerequisite: medical students with consent of instructor. (H/P/F grading only.)

499. Research (1-12)

Prerequisite: medical students with consent of instructor. (H/P/F grading only.)

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