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Module

BGM2060 : Proteins and Enzymes

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr David Bolam
  • Lecturer: Professor Jeremy Lakey, Dr Elizabeth Veal, Dr Nick Watkins
  • Practical Supervisor: Professor Martin Noble, Dr Kevin Waldron, Professor Jane Endicott
  • Owning School: Biomedical, Nutritional and Sports Scien
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 2 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

The aim of the module is to provide students with a detailed understanding of protein structure, synthesis, function and use, with particular focus on enzymes.

Outline Of Syllabus

•properties of proteins and enzymes, macromolecules essential to all life.
•protein secondary structure, super secondary structure and tertiary folds and introduce key concepts in protein folding.
•catalysis by RNA and comparison to protein enzymes.
•specific interactions between enzymes and substrates are determined by protein structure and how preferential binding of the transition state by enzymes leads to catalysis
•kinetic parameters that describe enzyme catalysis, inhibition and allosteric regulation
•mechanisms of action of several major enzyme classes to illustrate key catalytic strategies.

Teaching Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Assessment Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Reading Lists

Timetable