IIT Kanpur syllabus Molecules of Life BSBE
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.