Mcdb 310 (lecture) in winter or spring. Biochem 415 or 515: to receive graduate credit through rackham, you must be registered for biochem 515. Who and when: dr. david ballou (lecturer) elizabeth pierce (ta) Basics/protein structure and function, metabolism or carbohydrates, fatty acids: dr. jochen schacht (lecturer) nirupuma gupta (ta) Metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids, amino acids: dr. hisashi umemori (lecturer) valentin cracan (ta) Nucleotide and nucleic acid metabolism, molecular genetics: help sessions . What is biochemistry: organic chemistry come to life . C6h12o6 + 6o2 ---> 6co2 + 6h2o. Cancer, antibiotics, depression, anemia: really cool stuff on the horizon. But there are principles to be extracted. The backbone of the dna strand consists of alternating sugar and phosphate groups. Pyrimidine: bases are linked to polymer by glycosidic bond, purine and pyrimidine bases have different functional groups , two strands of dna associate to form a double helix, the association is in an antiparallel orientation.