Courses Code: BCH 201
Course Title: GENERAL BIOCHEMISTRY I
Number of unit : 3 Units
Course Duration: Three hours per week
Course Coordinator: Prof. (Mrs) BALOGUN Elizabeth A
Office Lecturer: College of Natural Science, Department of Biochemistry
Other Lecturer :
Principles of the chemical basis of life. The molecular basis of cellular structure – polysaccharides, lipids, proteins, nucleic acids. The cellular basis of life. Buffers, Acidity and alkalinity; pH and pKa values and their effects on cellular activities. Chemistry of carbohydrates, lipids, amino acids and proteins, nucleic acids and nucleoproteins. Enzymes and co-enzymes. Vitamins. (Pre-requisites: BIO 101, 102; CHM 101, 102, 104).