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Fall 2021
Jul 20, 2024
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PHPS 501 - Biochemistry - Biomolecules - University of Hawaii at Hilo
This course lays the biochemical foundation for the understanding of medicinal chemistry, pharmaceutics, pharmacology and pathophysiology. Topics include physical and chemical properties of amino acids, structure and physical properties of proteins, structure and function of hemoglobin, enzyme kinetics, types of inhibitors, and the catalytic triad of chymotrypsin. This course also covers DNA and RNA function, nucleotide biosynthesis and its regulation in disease, DNA replication, damage, mutation and repair, and transcriptional control of gene expression. Roles of cytochromes P450 as phase I enzymes in the biotransformation of xenobiotics drug and their regulation will also be addressed.

2.000 Credit hours
30.000 Lecture hours

Schedule Types: Hybrid-Technology Intensive, Lecture

Pharmacy Division
Pharmacy Department

May not be enrolled in one of the following Degrees:     
      Non Degree
Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges:     
Must be enrolled in one of the following Majors:     
      Clinical Psychopharmacology
      Pharmaceutical Sciences

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