Learning outcomes of the course unit
The aim of this course is to provide the students with the essential notions about the fundamentals of metabolic processes and their correlations, and the background to better comprehend the biological and genetic phenomena as well.
Course contents summary
Outlines of general chemistry, inorganic chemistry and organic chemistry
Main classes of molecules of interest in biology
Blood and plasma proteins
Haemoglobin. Oxygen transport and storage. Heme metabolism
Enzymes and iso-enzymes. Vitamins and co-enzymes
Membranes and cell compartments. Transport and communication.
Biochemistry of digestion and absorption.
Bioenergetics. Carbohydrate metabolism
Metabolic inter-connections. Hormonal control.
J.W.Baynes, M.H.Dominiczak – Biochimica per le discipline biomediche – Casa Ed. Ambrosiana