BCH 400/600 – Introductory Biochemistry. Instructor: David Shintani Office: 311C Fleischmann Ag. Lab: 308 Fleischmann Ag. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (775) 784-4631. After BCH 400. BCH 400 is heavy on content!!!. Before BCH 400. Come to class!!!!!!. Try not to fall behind!!.
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Instructor: David Shintani
Office: 311C Fleischmann Ag.
Lab: 308 Fleischmann Ag.
Phone: (775) 784-4631
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Vitalism: idea that substances and processes associated with living organisms did not behave according to the known laws of physics and chemistry
Famous Dead Biochemist!
Fallacy #1: Biochemicals can only be produced by living organisms
Dead Biochemists #2
Glucose + Dead Yeast = Alcohol
Dead Biochemists #3
Fallacy #2: Complex bioconversion of chemical substances require living matter
Dead Biochemists #4
1 angstrom = 0.1 nm
Most abundant, essential for all organisms: C, N, O, P, S, H
Less abundant, essential for all organisms : Na, Mg, K, Ca, Cl
Trace levels, essential for all organism: Mn, Fe, Co, Cu, Zn
Trace levels, essential for some organisms: V, Cr, Mo, B, Al, Ga, Sn, Si, As, Se, I,
Monomers form polymers through condensations
Polymers are broken down through hydrolysis.
200 – 300 mg protein / mL cytoplasm