Protein structure. Enzymes: catalysis and reaction mechanism. Structure of nucleic acids. Lipids and biological membranes. Bioenergetics.Metabolism of carbohydrates. Lipids and aminoacids: Citric acid cycle and oxidative phosphorilation.
Metabolic pathways: design and regulation
Skills acquired (at the end of the course):
Analyses of protein solutions
Determination of enzymatic activity
D.L. Nelson, M.Cox Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry by W.H. Freeman and Company
J.M. Berg, J.L. Tymoczko, L. Stryer Biochemistry by W.H. Freeman and Company
to get knowledge of enzymes and proteins (structure and functions relations). Get knowledge of the main metabolic pathways and of their regulation.
Courses to be used as requirements (required and/or recommended)
Chemistry (general and organic)
Total hours of the course (including the time spent in attending lectures, seminars, private study, examinations, etc...): 225
Hours reserved to private study and other indivual formative activities: 149
Contact hours for: Lectures (hours): 64
Contact hours for: Laboratory (hours): 12
Contact hours for: Laboratory-field/practice (hours): 0
Seminars (hours): 0
Intermediate examinations: 0
Frequency of lectures, practice and lab: yes
Type of Assessment
Programme (short version for Diploma Supplement):
Structural pattern in Proteins. Allosteric protein. Enzymes: kinetics, mechanism and regulation. Lipids: structure and function. Biological membranes. Structure of nucleotides and nucleic acids.
Carbohydrates, Lipids and Protein metabolism. The Tricarboxylic Acid Cycle and Oxidative Phosphorylation. Biosynthesis of nucleotides and porphyrins. The integration of metabolism
The extended program is in agreement with the slides that are inserting in the Moodle platform. Password will be communicated to students at the beginning of the course.