Biochemistry Fundamentals: Macromolecules and Living Systems

Biochemistry Fundamentals: Macromolecules and Living Systems

9

Weeks

2x/week

Live Video Meetnings

13-18

Ages

$324

Cost

45 mins

Duration

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Overview

Explore the fundamentals of macromolecules, including carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids. Learn about their structure, function, and importance in living organisms, as well as basic chemistry concepts and enzyme properties.

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Who is the course for?

This course is designed for students aged 13-18 years old.

Learning Path

* Introduction to biochemistry and its importance in understanding living organisms
* Overview of the macromolecules: carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids
* Review of basic chemistry concepts: structure of an atom, elements, compounds, and mixtures

* Expanded review of covalent and ionic bonding with examples
* Introduction to organic molecules and macromolecules

* Importance of carbon in organic molecules
* Introduction to functional groups and their names, structures, formulas, and properties
* Examples of organic molecules

* Function of carbohydrates in living organisms
* Monomers and polymers: monosaccharides, disaccharides, and polysaccharides
* Linking structure to function

* Dehydration synthesis and hydrolysis reactions
* Isomers: structural and stereoisomers

* Fatty acids: structure, functional groups, saturated vs unsaturated, cis and trans fatty acids
* Triglycerides: formation by condensation reaction, structure and function in the body

* Phospholipids: structure and function in cells
* Waxes and steroids: structure and function – examples of each

* Structure and function of cholesterol
* LDL and HDL cholesterol
* Impact of too much cholesterol on diseases

* Amino acids: molecular structure and functional groups
* Essential amino acids
* Primary, secondary, tertiary, and quaternary protein structure

* Functions of proteins: enzymes, hormones, and structural proteins
* Examples of proteins: enzymes, antibodies, and collagen

* Impact of protein misfolding on disease
* Examples of prions and diseases caused by prion misfolding

* Molecular structure of nucleotides: sugar, phosphate, and base
* Comparison of ribose and deoxyribose sugars

* Structure of DNA and RNA: double helix and single strand
* Bonds involved: hydrogen bonds and covalent bonds
* Base pairing rules

* Functions of DNA and RNA: genetic information and gene expression
* Examples of DNA and RNA: genes, protein synthesis, and messenger RNA

Class review from week 1-7

* Role of enzymes as biological catalysts
* Activation energy graph
* Denaturation: causes and impact on enzyme action

* Role of enzymes as biological catalysts
* Activation energy graph
* Denaturation: causes and impact on enzyme action

* Lock and key and induced fit models of enzyme action
* Environmental factors that impact enzyme function: pH, temperature, substrate concentration, enzyme concentration, competitive and non-competitive inhibitors, co-factors, and coenzymes

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