Learning outcomes of the course unit
Knowledge 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
Course contents summary
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, PLP-dependent reactions. Nucleotides metabolism: ex-novo purines and pyrimidine biosinthesis. Ruminal fermentations and methanogenesis.
Textbook: Nelson, D.L. e Cox, M.M. 'Lehninger principles of biochemistry'
Assessment methods and criteria