Academic Year 2020/2021 - 2° Year - Curriculum Chimica Biomolecolare
Teaching Staff: Vincenzo Giuseppe NICOLETTI
Credit Value: 6
Scientific field: BIO/10 - Biochemistry
Taught classes: 42 hours
Term / Semester:

Learning Objectives

The course of Advanced Biochemistry provides students with deep knowledge of those bichemical processes particularly interesting concerning variuos physio-pathological aspects.

Course Structure

class lessons and laboratory experiences​

In the eventuality of on-line lessons (due to COVID-19 pandemic), there could be necessary to adopt specific variations in order to guarantee the scheduled program.

Detailed Course Content

The principal topics concern:

  1. Mitochondrial respiratory chain and energy managing.
  2. Photosynthesis and energy managing
  3. Nutritional Biochemistry: caloric intake and natrium balance.
  4. Metabolic changes: nutrition-fast cycle.
  5. Glicemy control: metabolic correlations.
  6. Advanced glycation end products: production and effects.
  7. Plasmatic lipoproteins (dislipidemy).
  8. Special aminoacids metabolism (metionin, folic acid, cystein, arginine).
  9. Mechanisms of hormones activity and growth factors.
  10. Molecular basis of angiogenesis in tumors and neurodegenerative diseases.
  11. Elements of Neurochimistry.
  12. Biochemical laboratory.

Textbook Information

1) Nelson Cox. I principi di Biochimica di Lehninger. Zanichelli.

2) D. Voet, J.G. Voet, C.W. Pratt, Fondamenti di biochimica. Zanichelli.

3) R.K. Murray, D.K. Granner, P.A. Mayes, V.W. Rodwell. Harper's Biochimica illustrata – ed. Mc Graw-Hill.

4) Bibliographic materials.