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BIOCH 200 (January 6, 2014) - Biomolecules

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Department
Biochemistry
Course
BIOCH200
Professor
Walter Dixon
Semester
Winter

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BIOCH 200 Lecture Notes (January 6, 2014) General • Lots of practice questions will be provided on e-Class • *  is my way of marking points that I think are important • ~  is my way of marking points that I think need more clarification Fundamentals of Biochemistry: Biomolecules • Increasing complexity of biomolecules o *Simple molecules  building blocks  polymers  supra-molecular assemblies  organelles  cells  tissues and organs  Simple molecules include: water, CO2, NH3, O2, N2  Building blocks include: amino acids, carbohydrates, nucleotides and lipids • Aka The four major classes of biomolecules • Lipids are quite a diverse class  Polymers include: proteins, polysaccharides, and nucleic acids  Supra-molecular assemblies include: ribosomes, chromatin, membranes, etc • Dixon will represent molecules one of 3 ways: o Using a:  Structural formula  Ball-and-stick model  Space-filling model o Model colour key:
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