Academic Year 2021/2022 - 2° Year
Teaching Staff: Maria Teresa Cambria
Credit Value: 8
Course Language: Italian
Taught classes: 56 hours
Term / Semester:

Learning Objectives

Knowledge of the structures of the most important biomolecules: proteins, lipids, carbohydrates and nucleic acids. Relationship between structure and function of proteins. Study of the action of enzymes. Study of cellular energy metabolism. Study of the main metabolic pathways.

Course Structure

Frontal lectures.

Should teaching be carried out in mixed mode or remotely, it may be necessary to introduce changes with respect to previous statements, in line with the programme planned and outlined in the syllabus.

Learning assessment may also be carried out on line, should the conditions require it.

Information for students with disabilities and/or DSA.
As a guarantee of equal opportunities and in compliance with current laws, interested students can ask for a personal interview in order to plan any compensatory and/or dispensatory measures, based on their specific needs and on teaching objectives of the discipline. It is also possible to ask the departmental contacts of CInAP (Center for Active and Participatory Integration - Services for Disabilities and/or DSAs), in the persons of professors Giovanna Tropea Garzia and Anna De Angelis.

Detailed Course Content

Detailed program: Structure and function of proteins Three-dimensional structure of proteins Enzymes, structure, regulation, catalysis and enzyme kinetics Structure of carbohydrates
Lipid structure, Structure and function of nucleotides, Bioenergetics, Krebs cycle, Carbohydrate metabolism, Lipid metabolism, Amino acid metabolism, General metabolism regulation

Textbook Information

1) Garrett e Grisham, Principi di Biochimica, Ed. Piccin

2) Nelson e Cox Biochimica del Lenhinger Zanichelli

3) Stryer Biochimica Zanichelli

4) D. Voet, J.G. Voet, Fondamenti di Biochimica, Ed. Zanichelli