IIT KANPUR MOLECULES OF LIFE SYLLABUS
BSE 216 MOLECULES OF LIFE,
Properties of water, Acids, Bases and Buffers. First and Second law of thermodynamics; Free energy as an indicator of spontaneity; Chemical Equilibria. Amino Acids of Proteins; Optical Activity. Primary Structure Determination; Three-Dimensional Structures of Proteins: Secondary Structure; Fibrous Proteins; Globular Proteins; Quaternary Structure. Polysaccharides; Glyco-proteins. Lipids and Membranes; Mechanisms of enzyme action; Substrate Specificity; Coenzymes; Regulation of Enzymatic Activity: enzyme kinetics, inhibition; effects of pH. Catalytic mechanisms, Biosynthesis of amino acids, lipids and nucleotides.