This course focuses on contributions of biochemistry toward an understanding of the structure and functioning of organisms, tissues, and cells.
- Chemistry and functions of constituents of cells and tissues and the chemical and physical-chemical basis for the structures of nucleic acids, proteins, and carbohydrates.
- Basic enzymology and biochemical reaction mechanisms involved in macromolecular synthesis and degradation, signaling, transport, and movement.
- General metabolism of carbohydrates, fats, and nitrogen-containing materials such as amino acids, proteins, and related compounds.
NOTE: The first half of this course, taught by Prof. Yaffe, is available on the MITx platform as 7.05x Biochemistry: Biomolecules, Methods, and Mechanisms. This OCW website provides content primarily from the second half with Prof. Vander Heiden, which focuses on metabolism.
- Carbohydrates/Introduction to Membranes Unlimited
- Introduction to Metabolism/Polysaccharides/Bioenergetics/Intro Pathways Unlimited
- Bioenergetics/Intro Pathways/Glycolysis I Unlimited
- Glycolysis II/Regulation Unlimited
- Glucogenesis/Carbohydrate Storage/TCA Cycle I Unlimited
- TCA Cycle II Unlimited
- Lipids and Fatty Acid Oxidation Unlimited
- Oxidative Phosphorylation Unlimited
- Oxidative Phosphorylation/Photosynthesis I Unlimited
- Photosynthesis II/CO2 Assimilation Unlimited
- Pentose Phosphate Pathway Unlimited
- Lipid Synthesis Unlimited
- Nitrogen/Amino Acid Metabolism I Unlimited
- Amino Acid Metabolism II Unlimited
- Nucleotide Metabolism Unlimited
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