Learning outcomes of the course unit
Study of molecules and chemical reactions essential to life. Structural chemistry and the structure-function relationship; metabolism and its regulation; biological information pathways.
Before taking the Biochemistry exam, the Organic Chemistry exam must have been passed.
Course contents summary
Protein structure and function. Proteins of special physiological interest. Enzymes. Vitamins. Lipids. Biological membranes. Bioenergetics and oxidative metabolism. Glycolysis. Glycogen metabolism. Pentose phosphate pathway. Gluconeogenesis. Lipid metabolism. Amino acid metabolism. Tricarboxylic acid cycle. Oxidative phosphorylation and photophosphorylation. Structure and metabolism of nucleic acids. Protein synthesis. Iron and heme metabolism. Hormones and hormone receptors
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