Structure of proteins – primary, secondary, tertiary, quaternary – in relation to function; Enzyme kinetics – Inhibition; Aloosterism; Mechanism of enzyme action – cooperativity; Potential in drug design.
Free energy and chemical potential; Entropy and molecular viewpoint of the energetics – analysis of energetics in metabolic cycles; The concept of electrical double layers – example from membranes. Molecular spectroscopic techniques: Electronic absorption and emission spectroscopy; Rotational and vibrational spectroscopy; Raman spectroscopy, Circular Dichroism.
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K. Wilson, J. Walker (Eds), Practical Biochemistry : Principles and Techniques 4th Edition, Cambridge Low Priced Edition, 1996.