|Exam #1 Answer Key|
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|Final Exam Answer Key|
MBMB 451b is the second semester of a two-semester biochemistry course for undergraduate and graduate students. We will cover enzymes, carbohydrate metabolism, membranes, lipid metabolism, amino acid metabolism, and nucleotide metabolism. Students should be familiar with analytical, organic, and physical chemistry as well as common mathematical approaches to problem solving. Familiarity with the internet is encouraged and recommended. Class meets on TR from 1-2:15 p.m. in the Life Science III Auditorium.
The course will use Biochemistry by Voet and Voet (2nd edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1995), which is available from the campus bookstore. Appropriate readings are indicated in this handout, but you may wish to include additional materials (the WWW is a good example, check http://www.wiley.com/college/voet586501/bookmarks.html).
Two alternatives or supplements are Fundamentals of Biochemistry by Voet, Voet & Pratt (John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1999, ISBN 0-471-58650-1), which includes a useful Biochemical Interactions CD-ROM for guided and interactive exercises, and Biochemistry by Garrett & Grisham (2nd edition, Saunders College Publishing, 1999, ISBN 0-03-022318-0).
The KEGG graphical pathway maps may be of use in learning the material concerning the various metabolic pathways.
You may find it beneficial to practice the problems that are included in the textbook! Remember, it is up to you to develop a comprehensive understanding of all the material that is assigned and presented. Lectures will focus on important concepts and illustrate key points. Select materials may be posted to this course web page. To develop a comprehensive understanding (your key goal), we suggest that you read the material several times, attend class, ask appropriate questions, practice problems from various resources (see On-Line quiz and the sample problems that appear in the course outline), and check this MBMB 451b Web site frequently.
Your performance in this course will be based on 2 tests and the comprehensive final exam. Each of the two tests and the final exam will consist of a combination of short-answer, multiple-choice, and problem-solving questions. Tests are scheduled for Thursday 9 March and Thursday 4 May 2000. We will use the University's designated final exam day and time (Monday 8 May 2000 from 7:50-9:50 am).
As a general policy, there will be no make-up examinations.
|Tests||2 @ 100 pts = 200 pts||A = 90 to 100%||>360 pts|
|B = 80 to 89%||>320 pts|
|Final exam||1 @ 200 pts = 200 pts||C = 70 to 79%||>280 pts|
||D = 55 to 69%||>220 pts|
|F = less than 55%||<220 pts|
An On-line Quiz will allow you to assess your learning as you progress through the course material.
Lectures will be made available on-line within a reasonable length of time after the class meeting. In order to listen to the on-line lecture, you will need to have RealAudio installed on the computer. Follow the link to RealAudio and directions supplied by the company. Remember, you can scan through each lecture with RealAudio to the portion you want to listen to.
|Click on lecture to listen||Click on link for full description|
|Lecture 1 (1/18/00) 73 min||Introduction to enzymes and rates of enzymatic reactions|
|Lecture 2 (1/20/00) 73 min||Rates of enzymatic reactions|
|Lecture 3 (1/25/00) 73 min||Rates of enzymatic reactions and enzymatic catalysis|
|Lecture 4 (1/27/00) 70 min||Enzymatic catalysis|
|Lecture 5 (2/1/00) 70 min||Sugars and polysaccharides|
|Lecture 6 (2/3/00) 72 min|| Sugars
and polysaccharides and introduction to
|Lecture 7 (2/8/00) 74 min||Introduction to metabolism and glycolysis|
|Lecture 8 (2/10/00) 76 min||Glycolysis|
|Lecture 9 (2/15/00) 73 min||Glycolysis and glycogen metabolism|
|Lecture 10 (2/17/00) 71 min||Glycogen metabolism and citric acid cycle|
|Lecture 11 (2/22/00) 75 min|| Citric
acid cycle and electron transport and oxidative
|Lecture 12 (2/24/00) 74 min||Electron transport and oxidative phosphorylation|
|Lecture 13 (2/29/00) 72 min|| Electron
transport and oxidative phosphorylation and
other pathways of carbohydrate metabolism
|Lecture 14 (3/2/00) 75 min|| Other
pathways of carbohydrate metabolism and
|Lecture 15 (3/7/00) 76 min||Photosynthesis|
|BP #1 Enzyme Kinetics|| For
bonus credit, due in class on 8 February 2000
click here for solution (pdf file)
|BP #2 Metabolism|| For
bonus credit, due in class on 29 February 2000
click here for solution
|Exam #1 3/9/00|| answer
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|Final exam 5/8/00|| answer
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