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Course syllabus 426B1_4B - Biochemistry (FCFT - WS 2019/2020)


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University: Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava
Faculty: Faculty of Chemical and Food Technology
Course unit code: 426B1_4B
Course unit title: Biochemistry
Mode of delivery, planned learning activities and teaching methods:
lecture2 hours weekly (on-site method)

 
Credits allocated: 4
 
Recommended semester/trimester: -- item not defined --
Level of study: 1.
Prerequisites for registration: none
 
Assesment methods:
No monitoring of student's activity is supposed.
 
Learning outcomes of the course unit:
The goal of this course is to teach students about the chemical composition of living matter, about enzymes, and about basics of energetic metabolism - degadation of saccharides and fatty acids and about biosyntheses of these compounds.
 
Course contents:
Chemical composition of living organisms. Ions, trace elements, occurrence and function, role of water. Buffers. Energetics of living organisms. Equilibrium and noni-equilibrium processes. Chemical equilibria. Coupling of endergonic and exergonic reactions. High-energy bond.
DNA, structure, properties. DNA denaturation. Replication. Types, structures and functions of RNAs. Transcription. Genetic code. Enzymatic activity of RNA.
Amino acids, structure, properties, chemical reactions. Peptide bond. Proteins and polypeptides, their properties and structure. Methods of protein structure study. Proteosynthesis.
Monosaccharides. Stereochemistry. Biologically important monosaccharides, their derivatives, oligosaccharides and polysaccharides. Glycoside bond.
Fatty acids, triacylglycerols, waxes, sterols, complex lipids.
Enzymes. Enzymic reaction, kinetics, inhibition.
Cell metabolism and its regulation. Concept of operon by Jacob and Monod. Regulation by changes of enzymic activities.
Anaerobic and aerobic catabolism of glucose. Gluconeogenesis. Citric acid cycle. Anaplerotic reactions. Glyoxylate cycle. Pentose cycle. Oxidative phosphorylation. Respiratory chain. Coupling of substrate oxidation and ATP synthesis. Protonmotive force. Transport of reducing equivalents, substrates and products of phosphorylarion.
Utilization of fatty acids. Enzymologic, energetic, transport, and regulatory aspects.
Photosynthetic phosphorylation and carbon fixation. Dark-reactions of photosynthesis. Fixation of CO2 in C3 and C4 plants. Photorespiration. Calvin cycle
 
Recommended or required reading:
Basic:
FERENČÍK, M. -- ŠKÁRKA, B. -- NOVÁK, M. -- TURECKÝ, L. Biochémia. Bratislava : SAP-Slovak Academic Press, 2000. 924 p. ISBN 80-88908-58-2.
VOET, D. -- VOET, J G. Biochemistry. New York : John Wiley & Sons, 1995. 1361 p. ISBN 0-471-58651-X.
STRYER, L. Biochemistry. New York : W.H.Freeman, 1988. 1089 p. ISBN 0-7167-1920-7.

 
Language of instruction: slovak or english
 
Notes:
 
Courses evaluation:
Assessed students in total: 655

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4,1 %8,1 %15,4 %22,9 %36,2 %13,3 %
Name of lecturer(s): prof. RNDr. Ľudovít Varečka, DrSc. (person responsible for course) - slovak, english
 
Last modification: 29. 1. 2019
Supervisor: prof. RNDr. Ľudovít Varečka, DrSc. and programme supervisor


Last modification made by Ing. Tomáš Molnár on 01/29/2019.

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