Schedule Reading Homework
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about Dr. B.

course description

Week 1 – Sept. 1 introduction

bring to class ideas of inorganic principles relevant to bioavailibility



discussion questions

Week 2 - Sept. 6/8

[T] Tutorial II

[Th] Tutorial I

[T] bring to class your questions re: Tutorials I and II


Web links

periodic table

Week 3 –Sept. 13/15

[T] Ch2 Bioavailability & Biogeochemistry, Ch3 Metal Ions and Protein Interactions (self-study)

[Th] C4 Metal Cofactors

[T] bring to class your questions re: Ch2 and Prepare Discussion Questions for Ch2. Due today: Cu(2+/1+) Redox problem from 9-6-16

[Th] Due today: Worksheet #1 on Metal-Protein Interactions.


Week 4 –Sept. 20/22


[T] Ch5 & Ch8 Metal Ion Transport and Storage:Transferrin, Ferritin, Siderophores

[Th] Ch8 Metal Ion Transport and Storage: Metallothioneins, Cu ATPases, Cu Chaperones

[T] and [Th] Assigned groups lead discussion of all sections of Chapter 8


Week 5 –Sept. 27/29


Ch10.1 Metals in Electron Transfer Proteins

Ch10.3 ET in Respiration and C10.4 ET in Photosynthesis

[T] Discussion Questions


Week 6 – Oct. 4/6




no assignment; Dr. B. lectures


Week 7 –

Oct. 11/13




Week 8 –

Oct. 18/20

Tuesday EARLY START: 9:30 AM

Photosynthesis Summary; Physical Methods: EXAFS, XANES, EPR and Resonance Raman (rR) MCD, DFT, Mossbauer

Thursday regular time: 9:55 AM

Physical Methods: Resonance Raman (rR) MCD, Mossbauer Ch11.1 Dioxygen Chemistry and Toxicity

Be prepared with Photosynthesis discussion quesions



Chapter 11.1 Discussion Questions


Week 9 –

Oct. 25/27

Tuesday EARLY START: 9:30 AM

C11.2-Superoxide Dismutase, C11.3 Dioxygen Catalysis

C11.4-C11.5- Dioxygen Carriers & Activation;

Thursday regular time: 9:55 AM

C11.6-C11.7- Dioxygen Reduction & Activation;

Chapter 11.2 —11.5 Discussion Questions



Chapter 11.6 and 11.7 Discussion Questions


Week 10 –

Nov. 1/3

Tuesday NO CLASS

Thursday regular time: 9:55 AM

C12.3 -Nitrogen Metabolism



Read CH 12.3


Week 11 –

Nov. 8/10

Tuesday EARLY START: 9:30 AM

C12.6-C12.7 -Molybdenum and Tungsten Enzymes

Thursday regular time: 9:55 AM

C12.1 through C12.2 -Hydrogen and Carbon Metabolism

Read CH 12.6, 12.7



Read CH 12.1, 12.2

  Week 12– Nov. 15/17

CH 13 Metalloenzymes with radiacal intermediates

  Week 13 – Nov. 22 C9 Metals and Nucleic Acids  
  Week 14 – Nov.29,Dec.1

Ch6: Biomineralization

  Week 15 – Dec.6/8 Tuesday and Thursday EARLY START: 9:30 AMC7 Metals in Medicine; student presentations