Principles of Biochemistry (2015/2016)

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Course code
4S001514
Name of lecturer
Matteo Ballottari
Coordinator
Matteo Ballottari
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Academic sector
BIO/10 - BIOCHEMISTRY
Language of instruction
Italian
Period
I sem VE-VR dal Sep 15, 2015 al Dec 19, 2015.

Lesson timetable

Learning outcomes

The course aims to provide the scientific knowledge on the molecular components of the cell , the biochemical processes related to the metabolism , the kinetics and regulation of enzymes. The purpose of the course is therefore to provide students with the basis for the understanding of the molecular mechanisms that allow to convert available energy sources in the environment to chemical energy to be used for cell metabolism.

Syllabus

The chemical elements of life and cellular organization
The macromolecules
Proteins : three-dimensional structure and function
The properties of enzymes and enzyme kinetics
Molecular mechanisms of enzymes
Carbohydrates and lipids
The metabolism
Glycolysis , the citric acid cycle and Gluconeogenesis
Electron transport and oxidative phosphorylation
Photosynthesis and solar energy conversion
The beta- oxidation of fatty acids and lipid metabolism
Metabolism of amino acids

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
H. Robert Horton, Laurence A. Moran, K. Gray Scrimgeour, Marc D. Perry, J. David Rawn Principi di Biochimica 2010

Assessment methods and criteria

oral examination

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