Ocular Biochemistry (BSD10341)
This course covers the molecular composition of living cells, the organization of biological molecules within the cell, and the structure and function of these biological molecules. The macromolecules covered are proteins, polysaccharides, polynucleic acids (DNA and RNA), and lipids, including the monomeric units of these macromolecules. The unique lipid properties of the photoreceptor inner and outer segments are also discussed. Other topics include the kinetics and catalytic mechanisms of enzymes. The role of the above molecules in ocular disease is also discussed.