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Principles of Biochemistry

Harvard University via edX

Overview

Principles of Biochemistry integrates an introduction to the structure of macromolecules and a biochemical approach to cellular function. Topics addressing protein function will include enzyme kinetics, the characterization of major metabolic pathways and their interconnection into tightly regulated networks, and the manipulation of enzymes and pathways with mutations or drugs. An exploration of simple cells (red blood cells) to more complex tissues (muscle and liver) will be used as a framework to discuss the progression in metabolic complexity. Learners will also develop problem solving and analytical skills that are more generally applicable to the life sciences.

Taught by

Rachelle Gaudet and Alain Viel

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4.9 rating, based on 7 reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Anonymous is taking this course right now.

    A fantastic introduction to biochemistry. If you've every struggled to understand the basics of biochemistry then this is the course for you. If you just starting to study biochemistry you would have to work a lot in this course, but lectures are just amazing, explanations are clear.
  • Karen Carlson completed this course, spending 16 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be hard.

    Excellent course, but grueling - it's long, it covers a huge swath of material, and it's not easy for someone, like me, with a limited background in chemistry. But it's well worth it. The presentation isn't the snazziest, in most cases, but I learned a great deal and highly recommend it for anyone serious about studying biochem.

    FMI see my personal blog post at https://sloopie72.wordpress.com/2017/08/26/biochem-mooc/
  • Abdullahi Amina completed this course, spending 24 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.

    A very good course which make one to know how metabolism of cells takes place .I have been thought metabolism of amino acid , carbohydrates,lipids, enzymology , cell ,bioenergetics,and so many others .I find metabolisms of carbohydrates and fatty acids more simpler than the others because fatty acids can be metabolised in beta oxidation pathway ,omega oxidation pathway,alpha oxidation pathway.for metabolism of carbohydrates one has to know glycolysis ,glyoxyrate,Penrose monophosphate pathway, gluconeogenesis,glycogenesis,feedback pathway,Calvin cycle one has to know how it' works in the body .
    Biochemistry is life because it is very interesting course to study .
  • Leovani González Figueroa

    Leovani González Figueroa is taking this course right now, spending 6 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.

    As a science I consider the most important to biochemistry since life itself is based on the laws that dictate from the simple to the complex or vice versa.
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