Biochemistry: BCHM 461

Fall 2013

Course meets in Chem 1402, TuTh 12:30 pm
Professor: David Fushman
Office: Room 1121 Biomolecular Sciences Bldg (#296)
Office Hours: Tuesday 2:00 - 3:00 pm, Wednesday 12:30 - 1:30 pm
E-mail: fushman@umd.edu

Syllabus

Textbooks

Required:
Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry, 5th edition by Nelson and Cox
Recommended:
The Absolute, Ultimate Guide to Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry, 5th edition by Osgood and Ocorr ;
Biochemistry, 3rd edition by Voet and Voet;
 
Assignments:
Reading and problem assignments are from Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry
Date Reading Problems Q&A
12/20 FINAL EXAM: 1:30-3:30pm; Rm 1402    
12/19 Review session: 5-5:50pm in ChemEng 2110 Equations sheet for the final exam can be found here.  
12/10 Ch.8: pp. 271-282, also Ch.1, pp. 27-29 Ch.8: Problems: 1-3, 10, 16  
12/05 Ch.7: pp. 235-249,252,255-256; Table 7-2. Ch.7, Problems: 1-12,15-19,26-29.  
12/03 Ch.6, pp. 184, 185, 192-194, 204-211, 220-223, 226-227 Ch.6, Problems 5, 23 Answers to Exam #2 problems and the statistics of the current total scores are posted below.
11/26 Ch.6, pp. 200-205 Ch.6, Problems 8,16,19-22  
11/21 Midterm Exam #2    
11/19 Ch.6: pp 194-200 Ch.6: Problems 9-13,15. Review session: Tue Nov 19, at 5pm, in 2110 Chem Engineering Bldg: bring your questions.  
11/14 Ch.6: pp 187-192 Ch.6: Problems 1-4,7. Solutions to the sample problems from previous exams are here.  
11/12 Ch.5: pp 165-170; Ch.6: pp 183-193 Ch.5: Problems 2,6,7; Ch.6: Problems 1,3,4,7. Sample problems from previous exams can be found here.  
11/07 Ch.5: pp 154-164    
11/05 Ch.5: pp 154-164 Ch.5: Problems 3,8  
10/31 Ch.5: pp 153, 155-157; Lecture notes Ch.5: Problems 1,4,15  
10/29 Ch.4, Box 4-5 + lecture notes    
10/24 Ch.4, Box 4-5 + lecture notes    
10/22 Ch.4, p. 122 + lecture notes   Answers to Exam #1 problems and scores statistics are posted below.
10/17 Ch.4: pp 140-148, Box 4-5 Ch.4, Problem #12  
10/15 Ch.4: pp 123-131, 135-139, Boxes 4-2, 4-3, 4-4. Do homework problem on slide #1 of the lecture notes.  
10/10 Midterm Exam #1    
10/08 Ch.4, pp. 113-123 Ch.4, Problems 5-7,11.  
10/07 Review session: 5-6pm, Rm 1402. Bring your questions.    
10/04 Review session: 3:30-4:30pm, Rm 1402. Bring your questions.    
10/03 Ch.4, pp. 113-120. Ch.3, Problems: 1-4,11. Sample problems from previous exams can be found here. Solutions to these problems are here.  
10/01 Ch.3, pp. 92-106 Ch.3. Problems 18-20,23. Homework problems in the lecture notes (also available here.). Solutions to these problems are here.  
09/26 Ch.3, pp. 85-92 Ch.3, Problems 9,10  
09/24 Ch.3, pp.82-92 Ch.3, Problems: 11, 16, 17. Compute the average mol.weight of an amino acid in a protein Today my office hour will be 4-5pm
09/19 Ch.3, pp. 71-81 Ch.3, Problems 1-4,6,8,11-14.  
09/17 Ch.2, pp. 54-66 (finish reading) Ch.2, Problems: 17,18,20-28; practice problems 6-8 from handout problems set. Detailed solutions to handout pH problems set are here.
09/12 Ch.2, pp. 54-66 Ch.2, Problems: 2,3,5-8,10-14. Handout problems (+answers) set can be downloaded from here. Do practice problems 1-5. A typo in the answer to problem 8 has been corrected.
09/10 Ch. 2, pp: 43-54 Ch.2, p.67, Pr. 1.  
09/05 Ch.1: pp.19-26; Ch.13: pp.489-495 Ch.13: pp.522-523, #2-5; also Problem II and Questions in Lecture_2 notes (ELMS)  
09/03 Ch.1, pp. 1-19 Ch.1: Problems: 3,7,9  
Exam # 1: Exam # 2: Final Exam:
Statistics Statistics Statistics
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