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BCH 442: Molecular Biology - I 

Section: 296

Credit hours: 2

Time: 11.00 - 11.50

Days: Sunday & Tuesday

Class room: Building 5, Room 460

Prerequisite: BCH 221

Course Description:  The aim of this course is to familiarize the students with the fundamentals of molecular biology.  Course contents include purine and pyrimidine metabolism, cell cycle, structure of DNA and RNA.  Contents also include replication, transcription and translation, genetic code, regulation of gene expression and genetic engineering.

Grading system: Two continuous exams of 20 marks each and a final exam of 60 marks. 

Exam dates and time:

First continuous Assessment: 2/4/1430 H (29/3/2009)

Second continuous Assessment: 8/5/1430 H (3/5/2009)

Lecture List


  1. Introduction to nucleic acids
  2. Purine and pyrimidine metabolism
  3. Cell cycle and cell division
  4. Structure of DNA
  5. Mechanism of DNA replication in prokaryotes and eukaryotes
  6. Mechanism of DNA transcription in prokaryotes and eukaryotes
  7. Post transcriptional modifications
  8. Structure of RNAs and ribosomes
  9. Genetic code
  10. Translation and post translational modifications and control
  11. Gene expression
  12. Regulation of gene expression
  13. Mutations
  14. DNA damage and repair
  15. Recombinant DNA technology and its applications





1. Lippincot's Illustrated Reviews Biochemistry, 3rd edition P. C. Chamoe, R. A. Harvey, D. R. Ferrier, Lippincot William and Wilkins publishers, 2005.

2. Lechninger's Principles of Biochemistry 4th edition.  D. L. Nelson and M.M. Cox, Worth Publishers, 2000.

3. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology by William H. Elliott and Daphne C. Elliott, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2005.






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