BCH 201: General biochemistry I

1 Semester
BCH 201

Historical Perspective of Biochemistry, Introduction to meaning of biochemistry, branches of Biochemistry and Fields of Application; Cell biology- prokaryotic versus Eukaryotic organism, the living cells of plants and animals- biochemical structures, size and functions of organelles; Carbohydrate chemistry- classification, structure, isomerism, reactions and importance; Chemistry of Amino Acid, protein and their derivatives, The three dimensional structures of simple biomolecules – configuration and conformation, Methods of isolation and purification; Lipid Chemistry – classification, structure, isomerism, reaction and importance; Nucleic Acid Chemistry – nucleoside and nucleotides – classification, structures and reaction.