Chem 681 is an overview of the biochemical reactions of the human body in health and disease. A previous knowledge of fundamental biochemistry is necessary for understanding the course material. The connections of basic biochemical concepts to physiological and pathophysiological processes will be discussed during this lecture. Topics include among others, Protein Folding & Misfolding, Organ Specialization of Human Metabolism, Metabolic Diseases, Free Radicals and Ageing, Nutrition, Molecular Biology of Diseases, Hormones, Biochemistry of Blood, the Extracellular Matrix, Muscle and the Cytoskeleton, and the Sensory Systems.
Pre Requisites: Pre-req= graduate student