Courses: Bioinorganic Chemistry (CHEMH351F01)
Three lectures for one-half semester (one-half course credit). Biological cells require metals such as zinc, iron, copper, manganese, and molybdenum; metal-binding abilities of various functional groups within proteins and nucleic acids, metal-based reactivity involved in reaction mechanisms of specific metalloenzymes, and medically-relevant topics such as bioaccumulation and storage of metal ions, the toxicity of heavy metals, and use of metal-containing drugs in treating disease will be discussed.
Prerequisites: Chem 221 or 304 or consent. Students should have completed 320g or a Biol course involving protein structure.
Fulfills: NA II