Diploma in Molecules of Life and Enzymes
Learn about the molecules of life, enzymes and their kinetics in this free online course on organic chemistry.
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Organic Chemistry in Biology - An Introduction to Molecules of Life and Enzymes starts with a concise discussion of some of the different biochemical processes where organic chemistry plays a dominant role. Next, you will study the biological macromolecules and small molecules, amino acids, methods of determining an amino acid sequence, peptide synthesis, and selective peptide bond cleavage.
You will then be introduced to the Ramachandran plot, protein purification techniques, recent development of coupling agents, hierarchical structure of proteins, enzymes and its kinetics, enzymes catalysed reactions, and catalytic activity of proteases. You will also learn about the concept of enzyme kinetics, and enzyme inhibition.
This certificate course in an introduction to the molecules of life and enzymes will be of great interest to professionals starting to work in the pharmaceutical industry such as chemists, biochemists, chemical biologists and pharmacists. It will equally benefit any learner who would like to have a career in the pharmaceutical sector or field of organic chemistry.Start Course Now
Introduction to Molecules of Life and Peptide Synthesis
Introduction to Molecules of Life and Peptide Synthesis - Learning Outcomes
Structure of Amino Acids and their Various Charge Form
Biological Macromolecules and Small Molecules: Importance and Functions
Amino Acids: The Building Block of Proteins
Amino Acids: Separation and Detection, Electrophoresis, and Ninhydrin Reaction
Method of Determination of Amino Acid Sequence: Primary Structure of Polypeptides/Proteins
Selective Peptide Bond Cleavage: Enzymatic and Non-enzymatic Methods
Peptide Synthesis: Protecting Groups for Amine and Carboxyl Functionality
Peptide Synthesis: Protection, Coupling and Deprotection Methods
Recent Development of Coupling Agents: Merrifield’s Method Solid Phase Peptide Synthesis
Introduction to Molecules of Life and Peptide Synthesis - Lesson Summary
Hierarchical Structure of Protein and Enzymes
Hierarchical Structure of Protein and Enzymes - Learning Outcomes
Hierarchical Structure of Proteins: Secondary, Tertiary and Quaternary Structure
Ramachandran Plot and Protein Purification Techniques
Protein Purification Techniques
Introduction to Enzymes and its Kinetics
Enzyme Catalyzed Reactions and Introduction to the Catalytic Activity of Proteases
Concept of Enzyme Inhibition
Problems on Enzyme Kinetics and Enzyme Inhibition.
Hierarchical Structure of Protein, and Enzymes - Lesson Summary
Having completed this course, you should be able to:
Discuss why the field of biology and drug development process is important to the organic chemist
Describe the macromolecules that make up the biological system
Describe how the primary sequence of amino acids is determined
List the steps involved in making a peptide of the desired amino acid
Discuss the different hierarchical structures of a protein or polypeptide
List the important parameters for protein purification
- Describe the Ramachandran plot
Explain the coupling reaction
Discuss the types of enzyme inhibitors
Distinguish cellular immunity from humoral immunity
Distinguish monoclonal antibodies from polyclonal antibodies
Explain the lock and key model of enzyme and substrate
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