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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2017-18

CHEM 132 Inorganic Biochemistry

The role of metal ions in biological systems. Topics include metal ion transport, storage, and interaction with proteins and nucleic acids; metalloproteins involved in oxygen transport and electron transfer; metalloenzymes involved in activation of oxygen and other substrates; and medicinal, toxicity, and carcinogenicity aspects of metals; as well as inorganic model chemistry of bioinorganic systems. Several physical methods are introduced, and their application to current research on the above topics is considered.


CHEM 64, and CHEM 41 or BIOL 40, or permission of the instructor


18S: 10 Offered in alternate years