Topic:Biochemistry

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WELCOME TO THE DEPARTMENT OF BIOCHEMISTRY

Part of the School of Chemistry and the School of Biology
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School of Biochemistry

Biochemistry is the study of the chemistry of living beings.

This department gathers and organizes contents on Biochemistry. Of course, Biochemistry being a laboratory-based subject, it will be hard for you to do anything practical with this.

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School news and current events

  • Jul 13, 2013 - Department undergoes re-design (under School of Chemistry renovation)
  • Apr 24, 2007 - Department of Biochemistry founded!
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Lessons

UNDER DEVELOPMENT


Courses

Biochemistry for the Chemistry Course is discussed here.


Learning materials


  • Biomolecules -- Structures, classification and properties of:
    1. w:Nucleic acids
    2. w:Amino acids
    3. w:Protein
    4. w:Carbohydrate
    5. w:Lipid
  • Laboratory and Analytical Methods
    1. Gamma counting
    2. Beta counting
    3. w:Enzyme assays
    4. w:PCR
    5. w:Surface Plasmon Resonance
      1. In vivo nucleic acids synthesis
      2. In vitro DNA synthesis
      3. Nucleic acid degradation, pyrimidine and purine catabolism
      4. w:Peptide bond
      5. In vivo protein synthesis
      6. In vitro protein synthesis
      7. w:Micronutrients and w:Vitamins
      8. w:Enzymes
      9. Enzymatic catalysis models
      10. Regulation of metabolic pathways
    • Amino acids
      1. w:Decarboxylation
      2. w:Transamination
      3. General amino acid synthesis
      4. General amino acid catabolism
      5. Special amino acid metabolism
      6. Amino acid interconversion
      7. w:Urea cycle, item
      8. Gamma-glutamyl cycle
    • Carbohydrates
      1. w:Glycolysis
      2. Krebs' cycle
      3. w:Pyruvate decarboxylation
      4. The ATP cycle
      5. w:Oxidative phosphorilation
      6. w:Photosynthesis
      7. Dickens-Horecker cycle
      8. Hexose interconversions
      9. w:Gluconeogenesis
      10. w:Glycogenesis
      11. w:Glycogenolysis
      12. w:Cori cycle
      13. Carbohydrate regulation mechanism: w:glucagon and w:insulin
    • Lipids
      1. w:fatty acids
      2. Essential fatty acids, item, poly-unsaturated fatty acids (w:PUFA); w:eicosanoids: w:prostaglandins, w:thromboxanes, w:prostacyclin and w:leukotrienes.
      3. The w:lipid bilayer, item, and transport across it
      4. w:Lipid peroxidation
      5. Acylglycerols
      6. Triacylglycerols
      7. Sn system
      8. w:Carnitine and membrane transport of fatty acids
      9. w:Fatty acid oxidations
      10. w:Beta oxidation
      11. w:Ketogenesis
      12. Lipid synthesis (w:lipogenesis)
      13. w:Arachidonic acid cascade and the eicosanoids (above)
      14. w:Lipoproteins and cholesterol
      15. The serum lipoprotein transport system
      16. w:Cholesterol metabolism, regulation and transport
      17. Lipoprotein metabolism
      18. w:Chylomicra and w:VLDL
      19. w:LDL and w:HDL
      20. Regulation of lipoprotein metabolism