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Course syllabus N426P0_4I - Food Biochemistry (FCFT - WS 2020/2021)

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University: Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava
Faculty of Chemical and Food Technology
Course unit title:
Food Biochemistry
Course unit code:
Mode of completion and Number of ECTS credits:
Exam (2 credits)
Name of lecturer:
doc. Ing. Martin Šimkovič, PhD. (person responsible for course)
Learning outcomes of the course unit:
The goal of the course is to provide information for students about the biochemical bases of functioning of living organisms, which are relevant for the theory and praxis of food sciences.
Prerequisites and co-requisites: none
Course contents:
Utilisation and detoxification of ammonia in ureogenetic cycle. General reactions of amino acids. Biosyntheses of canonical amino acids. Metabolism of C1 compound. Degradation of amino acid side chains. Ketogenic and glucogenic amino acids. Biosynthetic pathways linked to the degradation of amino acid side chains.
Biosynthesis and degradation of purine and pyrimidine bases and nucleotides. Deoxyribonucleotide biosynthesis. Biosynthesis and degradation of haem. Pterine biosynthesis.
Metabolism of complex lipids, eicosanoids, isoprenoids, steroids, carotenoids and polyketides. Primary and secondary metabolism.
Biological membranes, composition, structure, biogenesis. Mechanisms and energetics of solutes transport across biological membranes.
Biological signals. Reception, transduction, effector mechqanism. Receptors and transduction mechanism. Second Messenger. Effector mechanisms. Hormones.
Integration of cells and organisms (homeostasis, maintaining of pH, Ca2+ and glucose levels). Blood coagulation. Nerve system and its function.
Light reception. Bioluminiscence.
Biochemical bases of motility and contractility. Cytoskeleton. Muscle fibers and other contractile systems and proteins. .
Metabolism of xenobiotics. The role of oxygen. Active oxygen species. Detoxication mechanism in cells and organisms. Properties of detoxication enzymes.
Recommended or required reading:
VOET, D. -- VOETOVÁ, J G. Biochemie. Praha : Victoria Publishing, a.s, 1995. 1325 p. ISBN 80-85605-44-9.
ŠKÁRKA, B. -- NOVÁK, M. -- FERENČÍK, M. Biochémia. Bratislava: Slovak Academic Press , 2000.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods:
The course consists of 13 lectures (2 h each) and individual discussions of lecturers with students.
Assesment methods and criteria:
No monitoring of students knowledge during the course is supposed .
Language of instruction:
Slovak, English
Work placement(s): There is no compulsory work placement in the course unit.

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