Proteins: Biology's Workforce

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1 час курса
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Protein is found in virtually every part of your body. At least 10,000 different proteins make you what you are and keep you that way.

In this biology course you will learn how proteins drive almost all living processes.

Proteins manufactured by cells perform a broad range of essential functions — the molecular workforce of living organisms.

You will learn how proteins are the cellular manifestation of genetic information. They are assembled into a polymeric structure from monomers derived in part from components in our diet. Proteins catalyze metabolic reactions, replicate DNA, respond to stimuli, provide movement, and much more. Using video lectures, articles, case studies, and molecular models, we will explore how proteins are constructed, how they fold into 3-dimensional shapes, the kinds of bonds that hold these folded structures together, and the immense range of roles that proteins assume ‑ from structural proteins found in muscle to catalysts for cellular chemical reactions.

Purification and characterization are essential to understand protein structure and function, and we will identify a variety of methods to uncover how these tiny machines drive almost all living processes.

Программа
Proteins: Biology's Workforce
Learn how the protein you eat keeps you alive and healthy by powering key functions from metabolism to DNA replication.
Что Вы изучите?
  • How proteins are structured and fold into functional forms
  • The variety of functions that proteins perform, including enzyme catalysis
  • How to purify, analyze, and characterize protein structure and function
Лекторы
Elizabeth Eich
Elizabeth Eich
Professor of the Practice Department of Biosciences Rice University
Elizabeth Eich received her Ph.D. from Rice University and joined the teaching faculty of the Department of Biosciences. She is a master teacher and has been a leader in the development of student-centered learning at Rice.
Daniel J. Catanese
Daniel J. Catanese
Assistant Teaching Professor, Department of Biosciences Rice University
Dr. Catanese received his Ph.D. from Rice University and did his postdoctoral research at Baylor College of Medicine on topoisomerases and DNA dynamics/structure. Dr. Catanese has lectured for graduate courses at Baylor College of Medicine and associate courses at the University of Phoenix. He is a member of the Biophysics Society and the American Chemical Society.
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