The course analyzes chemical and physical mechanisms of cellular function. Topics: Molecular constituents of biological systems, enzymes and reaction rates, energetic and regulation of metabolic processes, membrane transport, contractility and irritability. Laboratory studies examine cellular components in terms of their functional activities (enzymes, oxidative-phosphorylation, photosynthesis), kinetics of soluble and membrane-bound enzymes and membrane transport. A lab fee is required.
Prerequisites: BMS 2004 and CM 2614.