SYST. AND COMP. VETER. BIOCHEMISTRY
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Knowledge of the fundamental properties of the biological macromolecules, of the processes of degradation and biosynthesis of the main classes of biomolecules, and of the mechanisms of their regulation.
It is required the exam of 'Chimica propedeutica biochimica - Metodologie e tecnologie biochimico-molecolari'
Course contents summary
Properties of biomolecules: nucleotides and nucleic acids, carbohydrates, lipids, aminoacids and proteins. Structure and function of proteins. Biological membranes. Enzyme catalysis and kinetics. Introduction to the metabolism: coenzymes, high energy bonds, redox potentials. Catabolism of glucose. Metabolism of glycogen. Gluconeogenesis. Tricarboxilic acids cicle and related rections. Electron transport, oxidative phosphorilation and respiratory control. Photosynthesis. Lipid metabolism: Fatty acids oxidation, keton bodies, fatty acids biosynthesi, cholesterol. Metabolim of aminoacids: transamination reactions, urea cycle. Nucleotides metabolism: ex-novo purines and pyrimidine biosinthesis. Ruminal fermentations.
Nelson. D.L. and Cox, M.M. "Lehninger principles of biochemistry"