cod. 1002296

Academic year 2012/13
1° year of course - Second semester
Academic discipline
Biochimica (BIO/10)
Attività formative affini o integrative
Type of training activity
16 hours
of face-to-face activities
2 credits
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course unit
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Integrated course unit module: BIOCHEMISTRY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

Learning objectives

To know the anabolic and catabolic pathway of glycogen and lipid matabolism in different tissues. To know the main points of metabolic regulation, in physiological and pathological conditions.


To be eligible to take the examination of Biochemistry and Systematic Human Dynamics at the end of the second year of the course, students must have passed the examinations:
1) Introductory Biochemistry and Chemistry
2) Histology

Course unit content

Basic principles of lipid and glycogen metabolism. Enzymatic reaction and metabolic regulation.

Full programme

Vitamins: nutritional aspects, structure, mechanism of action. Vitamin A and the mechanism light perception. Coordinated actions of vitamin D and parathyroid hormone in the regulation of serum calcium. Vitamin K: role in the maturation of clotting factors. Blood coagulation: molecular events of the intrinsic, extrinsic and common pathway. Mechanisms of clot dissolution.


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Lewin, Krebs, Goldstein, Kilpatrick: Il gene. Zanichelli, Bologna.
Amaldi, Benedetti, Pesole, Plevani: Biologia Molecolare. Casa Editrice Ambrosiana, Milano.
Lieberman, Marks: Biochimica Medica, un approccio clinico. Casa Editrice Ambrosiana, Milano.
Baynes JW, Dominiczak MH: Biochimica per le discipline biomediche, Elsevier Mosby, Philadelphia.
Caldarera CM: Biochimica Sistematica Umana, CLUEB, Bologna.
Devlin TM: Biochimica con aspetti clinici. Wiley-Liss, New York.
Garrett RH, Grisham CM: Biochimica. Piccin, Padova.
Mathews CK, van Holde KE, Ahern KG: Biochimica, Casa Editrice Ambrosiana, Milano.
Murray RK, Granner DK, Mayes PA, Rodwell VW; Harper Biochimica, McGraw-Hill Libri Italia srl, Milano.
Siliprandi, Tettamanti: Biochimica Medica, Piccin. Padova.
Voet D, Voet JG: Biochimica John Wiley & Sons, USA.

Teaching methods

class lessons

Assessment methods and criteria

Written and oral examination

Other information

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