Chemistry of Biomolecules I

Image showing the multi-colored coils of shikimate kinase.

Crystal structure of shikimate kinase. (Image courtesy of the RCSB PDB. PDB ID: 1VIA. Badger, J., et al. "Structural analysis of a set of proteins resulting from a bacterial genomics project." Proteins 60 (2005): 787-796.)

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MIT Course Number

5.451

As Taught In

Fall 2005

Level

Graduate

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Course Description

5.451 is a half-semester introduction to natural product biosynthetic pathways. The course covers the assembly of complex polyketide, peptide, terpene and alkaloid structures. Discussion topics include chemical and biochemical strategies used to elucidate natural product pathways.

O’Connor, Sarah. 5.451 Chemistry of Biomolecules I, Fall 2005. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/chemistry/5-451-chemistry-of-biomolecules-i-fall-2005 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA


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