Biochemistry: DNA, RNA, and Protein Synthesis

This course is a continuation of the biochemistry series and is geared towards pre-medical and pre-health students. It covers metabolism, DNA and RNA properties, transcription, and protein synthesis and processing.

What you can learn.

  • Understand classical topics of nucleotide metabolism and nucleic acid structure
  • Understand DNA replication and repair, transcription, and translation
  • Comprehend protein synthesis and processing
  • Understand modern topics of epigenetics and transcriptional and translational regulation
  • Recognize non-coding RNAs

About this course:

This course covers nucleotide metabolism, DNA replication and repair, transcription machinery, regulation of transcription, RNA structure and processing, and protein synthesis and processing. Transferable for UC credit.
Suggested Prerequisites

It is advisable that you complete the following (or equivalent) since they are prerequisites for Biochemistry: DNA, RNA, and Protein Synthesis.

Life Science 2 and Life Science 3 (or Life Science 7A, 7B, and 7C), Life Sciences 23L, and Chemistry 153A with a grade of C or better.

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This course applies towards the following certificates & specializations…

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