Bachelor's degree in Nursing (to qualify as a nurse) (Vicenza)

Biomolecular fondamentals of life - BIOCHIMICA

Course code
4S000089
Name of lecturer
Elio Maria Liboi
Number of ECTS credits allocated
2
Academic sector
BIO/10 - BIOCHEMISTRY
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VICENZA
Period
INF VI - 1° anno 1° sem dal Oct 3, 2016 al Dec 22, 2016.

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Lesson timetable

INF VI - 1° anno 1° sem

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Learning outcomes

To transmit the main chemical principles to allow comprehension of the mechanisms that control matter interaction. To explain macromolecules organization and the principle of metabolism. To understand factors that regulate the main metabolic pathways. Emphasis will be on physiological and pathological processes associated to the main biochemical functions.

Syllabus

Chemistry

The matter: atoms, molecules.
Atomic organization: atomic orbitals, energy levels
Periodic table of the elements
Chemical bound: covalent, ionic. Week interactions: hydrogen bond, van der Waals, hydrophobic interaction.
Molecules: water. Properties and interactions in water.
Solutions: definitions and concentrations (Molarity), osmosis.
Buffer, pH.
Chemical reactions: red/ox.
Thermodynamic: Free energy (G), energetic potential of ATP, coupled reactions.

Biochemistry

Proteins: amino acids, peptide bound. Protein structures.
Post translational modifications. Quality control for secreted proteins.
Enzymes: kinetic, mechanism of action. Enzymatic inhibition. Allosteric regulation.
Nucleic acids: nucleotides, DNA, RNA
Sugars: simple and complex sugars. sugar bond, polysaccharides (starch and glycogen).
Glycoproteins: blood groups.
Membranes: properties, phospholipids, double layer.
Lipids: fatty acids, cholesterol.

Metabolism.
general principles, regulations, hormones, vitamins.
Sugar metabolism: glycolysis, regulations, alcohol fermentation, lactic fermentation. Pentose cycle.
Citric acid cycle: oxidative phosphorylation, ATP synthase
Gluconeogenesis.
Fatty acid metabolism: fatty acid digestion, beta oxidation, ketone bodies.
Fatty acid synthesis
Protein metabolism: transamination. Urea cycle.
Protein biosynthesis.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Catani et all Appunti di biochimica (Edizione 2) piccin 2017 978-88-299-2843-9

Assessment methods and criteria

Written multiple choice. 20 questions.

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2016/2017






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