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Biochemistry for Medicine and Pharmacy

A course of the

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Topics and Learning Materials

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Topics in Veterinary Medicine

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Learning Projects

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Biochemistry today

  1. The pet food crisis and Non-protein nitrogen as legitimate and illegitimate feed additive.

Essay and Discussion Themes

  1. w:Atherosclerosis
    1. Lipoprotein cell recognition mechanisms
    2. Scavenger system
    3. w:Cell adhesion molecules (CAMs). w:Cytokines.
    4. Oxidized lipoproteins
  2. w:Digestion and absorption
  3. Plasma buffer systems
  4. Kidney
  5. w:Nerve impulse, transmission, w:neuromuscular junction and modulators.
  6. Chemical military agents and w:antidotes
  7. w:The origin of life on Earth
  8. The possible origin of life outside Earth (w:Astrobiology)
  9. Iron, w:Heme and w:Hemoglobin metabolism and its errors (item, item, item)
  10. w:Coagulation
  11. Voluntary w:Muscle (item) metabolic peculiarities (item, item, item) and the w:neuromuscular junction
  12. w:Connective tissue (w:collagen, w:elastin, w:reticulin) and its main anomalies.
  13. w:Nicotine toxicology and w:addiction, w:tolerance (item), w:dopamine and the brain reward pathways


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By alphabetical order of the first author's surname.

General Biochemistry

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  • Nelson DL, Cox MM. "Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry". Worth Publishers. New York. 2000. ISBN 1-57259-153-6.
  • Osgood M, Ocorr K. "The Absolute, Ultimate Guide to Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry Study Guide and Solution Manual". Worth Publishers. New York. 2000. ISBN 9781572591677.

Medical Biochemistry

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  • Cooper GM. The Cell, A Molecular Approach [7]
  • Devlin TM Ed. "Textbook of Biochemistry with Clinical Correlations". Wiley-Liss. Hoboken. 2006. ISBN 9780471678083.
  • Epstein RJ. "Human Molecular Biology: An Introduction to the Basis of Health and Disease". Cambridge University Press. G. Canale & C. S.p.a. 2003. ISBN 9780521644815
  • Free Books for Doctors - Biochemistry [8]
  • Murray RK, Granner DK, Rodwell VW et al. "Harper's Illustrated Biochemistry". Lange-McGrawHill. Singapore. 2006. ISBN 007-125300-9.
  • Stryer's. Missing Up-to-date Reference.
  • Stryer's online Biochemistry

Further Resources

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