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 Lipid metabolism Aminoacid metabolism Metabolic inter-connections. Hormonal control.
J.W.Baynes, M.H.Dominiczak – Biochimica per le discipline biomediche – Casa Ed. Ambrosiana