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CHEM 440 - Biochemistry

Instructor: Megan Bestwick

Office: Murdock Hall room 120

Office Hours: MW 1:00 – 2:30 pm; Th 10:30 am – 12:00 pm; or by appointment

Phone: 503.883.2265



Course Materials

Lecture: MWF 9:30 - 10:35 am, Taylor Hall 101

 Section 01; F 2:00 - 5:00 pm, Graf 204
        Section 02; Th 2:00 - 5:00 pm, Graf 204

Lecture & Lab Syllabus

Current Lecture Schedule & Course Content

Laboratory Materials

Sapling Learning
- Required Online Homework
     Registration Instructions
Lehninger, Principles of Biochemistry, 6th ed: Book Companion Website

Useful Biochemistry Links

Titration Curve of a Weak Acid
Titration Curves for Acetic Acid, Phosphate, and Ammonia
Titration of a Polyprotic Acid

pI Calculator: Compare the protein pH titration for two proteins

Animation: Peptide Bond Formation (1)
Animation: Peptide Bond Formation (2)

Animation: The Alpha Helix
Animation: Beta Sheets

Common Protein Chromatography Methods: Ion-exchange & Gel filtration

Map of Metabolic Pathways
Interactive Metabolic Pathways Map

Carbohydrate Metabolism Tables

     Animation: Overview of Glycolysis
     Interactive Animation: Glycolysis Enzyme/Reactant Name/Reactant Structure Match-up

     Interactive Animation: Gluconeogenesis
     Animation: Transport of PEP and Oxaloacetate from the Mitochondrion to the Cytosol

Comparison of the Glycolysis and Gluconeogenesis Pathways

Pyruvate Dehydrogeanse Complex: Interactive Animation

Citric Acid Cycle
     Interactive Animation: Carbon, Energy, Regulation, Intermediates, Pathway
     Animation: The Reactions of the CAC
     Animation: Regulation of the CAC
     Animation: Amphibolic Function

Summer Research Opportunities

National Science Foundation - Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs)
Amgen Scholars Program
: research for undergraduate students interested in general science and biotechnology 
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center: Summer Undergraduate Research Program
Oregon Health Sciences University: Listing of various research opportunities for undergraduates
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory: Undergraduate Research Program


For Fun

Glucose song (YouTube video)
Bio-Rad GTCA SsoFast (YouTube video)
Powering the Cell: Mitochondria (YouTube video)