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Introduction to proteins and enzymes 251


 
Module code BCM 251
Qualification Undergraduate
Faculty Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
Module content

Structural and ionic properties of amino acids. Peptides, the peptide bond, primary, secondary, tertiary and quaternary structure of proteins. Interactions that stabilise protein structure, denaturation and renaturation of proteins. Introduction to methods for the purification of proteins, amino acid composition, and sequence determinations. Introduction to enzyme kinetics and enzyme inhibition. Allosteric enzymes, regulation of enzyme activity, active centres and mechanisms of enzyme catalysis. Examples of industrial applications of enzymes. Practical training in laboratory techniques and Good Laboratory Practice. Techniques for the quantitative and qualitative analysis of biological molecules. Processing and presentation of scientific data.

Module credits 12.00
Service modules Faculty of Health Sciences
Prerequisites [CMY117 GS] and [CMY127 GS] and [MLB111 GS]
Contact time 2 lectures per week, 90 minute practical per week
Language of tuition Afrikaans and English is used in one class
Academic organisation Biochemistry
Period of presentation Semester 1

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