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Biochemistry II

AIM

 To familiarize students with the major biochemical processes taking place in the eukaryotic cells

CONTENT OF THE COURSE

Glycolysis, Gluconeogenesis, The pentose phosphate pathway, Mechanisms of glucose / glycogene homeostasis, Regulation of glycolysis / gluconeogenesis, Regulation of glycogen synthesis and degradation, The citric acid cycle: Acetyl-CoA biosynthesis, Reactions and regulation of the citric acid cycle, Oxidative phosphorylation and regulation, Lipids: introduction, structure and function, Lipid catabolism, mobilization and transfer, Lipid oxidation, Ketone bodies, Biosynthesis of lipid acids / ecosanoides, Biosynthesis of: tri acylglycerols, membrane phospholipids, cholesterol, steroids / isoprenoids and amino acids, Principles of azo-compounds’ metabolism.

EDUCATIONAL METHODS

  • Lectures. 

SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION

  • Successful final examinations.