Biochemistry I, CHE 450

MW, Sections

-01, 11:30AM-12:40PM

-30, 1:00PM-2:10PM

Instructor: Dr. Noel Sturm


Course Organization and Policies:

1. Prerequisites: (a) General Chemistry (1 year) and (b) Organic Chemistry w/ Laboratory (1 year or a 1 semester survey course w/ lab) and (c) Quantitative Analysis (may NOT be taken concurrently w/ Biochemistry 450).

2. REQUIRED Text: Lehninger: Principles of Biochemistry, 8th Edition; Authors: Nelson and Cox

We will be Using the myCSUDH-ImmediateAccess- program.

How Does It Work?

The required course ebook will be available through BlackBoard in a digital format.

You will receive Free Access on the first day of classes.

Discounted pricing, $89.99, has been negotiated with publishers.

Students will have until Friday, September 17th, 2021 to opt out of the program..

After the opt-out deadline, any students who has not opted out will be charged on their CSUDH student account by the university, allowing more time to pay for the required material.

3. The reading list consistes of links (see below) for Lehninger that highlight the sections and sub-sections of each chapter that are important for understanding the chemistry of biological systems and are relevant to the questions you will be asked in the homework and on the exams.


4. Power Point Slides and Simplified Lecture Notes: The power point slides (.pptx) and simplified lecture notes (.html) are on-line, arranged via lecture topic, at: Examination questions will be derived directly from power point slides, reading and homework.


5. On-Line Sessions: We will meet on-line every Monday and Wednesday, Section -01 11:30AM-12:30PM and Section -30 1:00 PM-2:00PM, using Blackboard Collaborate Ultra. We will discuss lecture material, do quick thinks and answer questions. It is very important that you attend all of the on-line sessions in order to succeed in this course. You must have a working computer, reliable internet connectivity and browser is an important requirement, please use Firefox 90.0.x or higher.


Instructions for Blackboard Collaborate Ultra:


In Blackboard:

<Blackboard Collaborate Ultra

<Click-on the "Session"

<Click-on "Join Room"


6.Examinations: There will be four multiple choice examinations (see syllabus for specific dates) each worth 99 points. Absolutely NO make-up exams will be given. All examinations will be on-line through Bb Collaborate Ultra using the Respondus Lockdown Browser.


7. Final Exam: The final exam (100 pts), will be on-line through Bb Collaborate Ultra using the Respondus Lockdown Browser and for section -30 is scheduled for Monday, December 6th, 2021, 1:00PM-3:00PM and for section -01 for Wednesday, December 8th, 2021, 11:30PM-1:30PM.


8. Homework:

9. The Goal of this course is to understand and outline Proteins, Enzymes, Vitamins, Membranes and all of the Carbohydrate Metabolic Pathways.


10. Grading Criteria: Letter grades are based on the following point distribution. Grades are criterion-referenced not norm-referenced; each student has an equal opportunity meet the criteria charted below:


Homework 200 pts
Exams 396 pts
Final Exam 100 pts
Respondus Test 4 pts
Total 700 pts





























11. Case Studies/Clinical Correlates: Related directly to the general biochemical principles being taught are intended to give "real-life" significance to the biochemistry experience and should be printed from the web site.

12. Course Description: The chemistry of amino acids and proteins; the chemistry and metabolism of carbohydrates and lipids; energetics in living systems.  The course is taught with a medical emphasis and covers peptides, proteins, myoglobin/hemoglobin, enzymes, vitamins, catecholamines and metabolism, as well as, clinical correlates and case studies.

13. Academic Integrity Statement: A university is a community of learners bonded together by the search for knowledge; the pursuit of personal, social, cultural, physical, and intellectual development; and the desire for the liberating effects of an advanced education.  California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) has a culture--an academic culture--shared with other universities and colleges across the nation.  Integral to that culture is a set of values such as academic freedom, dedication to teaching and learning, diversity, civility toward others, and academic integrity.  Academic integrity is of central importance in the university community and involves committed allegiance to the values, the principles, and the code of behavior held to be central in that community.  Integrity concerns honesty and implies being truthful, fair, and free from lies, fraud and deceit.

14. Disabled Student Services: CSUDH adheres to the American with Disabilities Act with respect to providing reasonable accommodations for students with temporary or permanent disabilities. To receive accommodations, students with disabilities must register with Disabled Student Services. For more information, please contact their office in Welch Hall B250 at (310) 243-3660 or (310) 243-2028.


Date Lecture Reading (Lehninger: Principles of Bicohemistry, 8th Edition) Case Study Homework
August 23

Foundations of Biochemistry

Ch. 1: Lehninger Introductory Ppt

Chapter 1


Chapter 1

DUE: Wednesday, 08/25

August 25

Acidosis / Alkalosis

Ch. 2: Lehninger Water Ppt

Chapter 2 Case Study 1 Solution

Chapters 2

DUE: Friday, 08/27


August 30

Amino Acids / Proteins

Ch. 3: Lehninger Amino Acids, Peptides and Proteins Ppt

Chapter 3

Case Study 2 Solution

Chapter 3

DUE Wednesday, 09/01

September 01

Protein Synthesis and Maturation

Ch. 27: Lehninger Protein Metabolism Ppt

Chapter 27


Chapter 27

DUE: Friday, 09/03

September 06 HOLIDAY      
September 08

Proteins: 3D Structure

Ch. 4: Lehninger 3D Structure of Proteins Ppt

Chapter 4


Chapter 4

DUE: Friday, 09/10

September 13 Study Day      
September 15 Exam 1      
September 20


Ch. 11: Lehninger Membranes Ppt

Chapter 11

Chapter 11 8th Ed


Chapter 11

DUE: Wednesday, 09/22

September 22

Hemoglobin and Antibodies

Ch. 5: Lehninger Protein Function Ppt

Chapter 5

Case Study 3 Solution

Chapter 5

DUE: Friday, 09/24

September 27

Enzymes: Catalysis & Kinetics

Ch. 6: Lehninger Enzymes Ppt

Chapter 6

Case Study 4 Solution


September 29

Enzymes: Isozymes, Regulation & Mechanisms

Ch. 6: Lehninger Enzymes Ppt

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Chapter 6

DUE: Friday, 10/01

October 04

Overview of Nutrients / Vitamins of CHO Metabolism

Intro To & Thermo Of Metabolism

Ch. 13: Lehninger Introduction to Metabolism Ppt

Chapter 13

NADH and FADH2 Structures


Chapter 13

DUE: Wednesday, 10/06

October 06 Study Day      
October 11

Exam 2



October 13

Overview of CHO Metabolism

Glucose Transport

Ch. 7: Lehninger Carbohydrates Ppt

Chapter 7  

Chapter 7

DUE: Friday, 10/15

October 18

Glycolysis, Gluconeogenesis and the PPP

Ch. 14: Lehninger Glycolysis, Gluconeogenesis and the PPP Ppt

Chapter 14


Chapter: 14

DUE: Wednesday, 10/20

October 20

Citric Acid Cycle

Ch. 16: Lehninger The Citric Acid Ppt

Chapter 16

Case Study 8


Chapter 16

DUE: Friday, 10/22

October 25

Electron Transport

Electron Transport pdf

Ch. 19: Lehninger Oxidative Phosphorylation Ppt

Chapter 19 Case Study 10 Solution

Chapter 19

DUE: Wednesday, 10/27

October 27

Glycogen Metabolism

Ch. 15: Lehninger Glycogen Metabolism

CHO Pathways Overview

Chapter 15

Chapter 15

DUE: Friday, 10/29

November 01

Study Day



November 03 Exam 3      
November 08

Nucleotides: Composition and Structure

Ch. 8: Lehninger Nucleotides and Nucleic Acids Ppt

Chapter 8 AT and GC Pair Structures

Chapter 8

DUE: Wednesday, 11/10

November 10

Purine Metabolism (Study Guide)

Pyrimidine Metabolism (Study Guide)

Ch. 22: Lehninger Nucleotide Synthesis Ppt

Chapter 22


Case Study 7 Solution

Chapter 22

DUE: Friday, 11/12

November 15

DNA Synthesis, Mutation and Repair

Ch. 25: Lehninger DNA Metabolism Ppt

Chapter 25  

Chapter 25

DUE: Wednesday, 11/17



November 17


RNA Synthesis and Processing

Ch. 26: Lehninger RNA Metabolism Ppt

Chapter 26


Chapter 26

DUE: Friday, 11/19

November 22

Genome Organization

Ch. 24: Lehninger Genes and Chromosomes Ppt

Chapter 24

Study Guide/Worksheet:

Genome Organization

Chapter 24

DUE: Wednesday, 11/24

November 24




November 29

Regulation of Gene Expression

Ch. 28: Lehninger Regulation of Gene Expression Ppt

Chapter 28


Study Guide/Worksheet:


Regulation of Gene Expression

Chapter 28

DUE: Friday, 12/03

December 01

Exam 4



Monday, December 06 (-30) Final Exam, 1:00PM-3:00PM      
Wednesday, December 08 (-01) Final Exam, 11:30AM-1:30PM      


Homework Assignment DUE DATE

Log into Blackboard and then navigate to this course.
Click the "Homework" menu link.

Chapter 1 Wednesday, 08/25, 2021

Chapters 2

Friday, 08/27, 2021

Chapter 3

Wednesday, 09/01, 2021

Chapter 27

Friday, 09/03, 2021

Chapter 4 Friday, 09/10, 2021

Chapter 11

Wednesday,09/22, 2021

Chapter 5

Friday,09/24, 2021

Chapter 6

Friday, 10/01, 2021

Chapter 13 Wednesday, 10/06, 2021
Chapter 7 Friday, 10/15, 2021

Chapter 14

Wednesday, 10/20, 2021

Chapter 16

Friday,10/22, 2021

Chapter 19

Wednesday, 10/27, 2021

Chapter 15

Friday, 10/29, 2021

Chapter 8 Wednesday, 11/10, 2021  
Chapter 22 Friday, 11/12, 2021  
Chapter 25 Wednesday, 11/17, 2021  
Chapter 26 Friday, 11/19/ 2021  
Chapter 24 Wednesday, 11/24, 2021  
Chapter 28 Friday, 12/03, 2021  



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