Biochemistry of Transport Systems (CHMI 5217 E)

Course Description:

CHMI 5217E offers an advanced biochemical description of the molecular mechanisms underlying the transport of a diverse variety of compounds across cell membranes. Special attention will be directed towards the molecular basis of the internalization and secretion of molecules. The selectivity and regulation of transport systems will also be discussed. Topics include: transporter classification, ABC-type transport systems, energy-transducing pumps, transport of carbohydrates, amino acids, peptides and proteins, channel-forming toxins, transport of metal ions, and aquaporins. (lec 3) cr 3.


There is no textbook required for this course. Instead, scientific articles (accessible in electronic and/or hardcopy form) will serve as the main sources of information.

Other Useful References:

Any Biochemistry textbook (e.g. Voet and Voet, Stryer, Zubay, Lehninger, etc.).

Current Class Hours (Fall 2015): Thu 1:00 to 3:50 p.m. in room S-217 (starting on Sept. 10, 2015).

The complete syllabus of this course can be downloaded as a pdf-file.

Lectures, assignments and student presentations can be downloaded here.