cod. 1001625

Academic year 2013/14
1° year of course - Second semester
Academic discipline
Biochimica (BIO/10)
Discipline della struttura, funzione e metabolismo delle molecole di interesse biologico
Type of training activity
36 hours
of face-to-face activities
3 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit

Integrated course unit module: VETERINARY BIOCHEMISTRY

Learning objectives

The course subject is aimed at teaching knowledge and under standing of the basics of the processes of degradation and biosynthesis of the main classes of biomolecules, and of the mechanisms of their regulation.
The student will also learn to apply the acquired knowledge and understanding to topics in the field of veterinary medicine.


It is required the exam of "chimica propedeutica biochimica"

Course unit content

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.

Full programme

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Nelson, D.L. e Cox, M.M. "I principi di Biochimica di Lehninger"., Zanichelli

Teaching methods

Oral lecture

Assessment methods and criteria

Joined oral-written exam

Other information

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