UT Dallas 2021 Undergraduate Catalog

BIOL3336 - Protein and Nucleic Acid Structure

BIOL 3336 Protein and Nucleic Acid Structure (3 semester credit hours) Examines the different types of protein motifs, protein and DNA folding and stability, and the relation of structure to function. Circular dichroism, NMR, and crystallographic methods of structural determination are presented. Types of proteins considered include transcription factors, proteinases, membrane proteins, proteins in signal transduction, proteins of the immune system, and engineered proteins. Students also receive instruction in the viewing and manipulation of protein and DNA structures using various modeling programs and data from national web sites. Prerequisite: BIOL 3361 or CHEM 3361. (3-0) T