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Course syllabus 426P1_4I - Food Biochemistry (FCFT - WS 2019/2020)

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Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava
Course unit code: 426P1_4I
Course unit title:
Food Biochemistry
Mode of delivery, planned learning activities and teaching methods:
lecture2 hours weekly (on-site method)

Credits allocated:
Recommended semester/trimester:
Nutrition and Food Quality Assessment - master (compulsory), 1. semester
Level of study:
Prerequisites for registration:
Assesment methods:
There is an evaluation of student's activity by supervisor on a regular basis.
Learning outcomes of the course unit:
The goal of this course is to present data about processes which decompose complex substrates (food) in animals, and which contribute to the nutrition of organisms (intermediary metabolism). Students will also learn about metabolism of xenobiotics and about biochemistry of basic physiological processes of animal organisms.
Course contents:
Utilization and detoxification of ammonia in ureogenetic cycle. General reactions of amino acids. Biosynthesis of encoded amino acids. Reactions of transfer of C1 groups. Degradation of amino acid side chains. Glucogenic and ketogenic amino acids. Biosynthetic pathways associated with degradation of amino acids.
Biosynthesis and degradation of purine and pyrimidine bases and nucleotides. Biosynthesis of deoxyribonucleotides. Haem biosynthesis and degradation. Pterine biosynthesis.
Metabolism of complex lipids, icosanoids, izoprenoids, steroids, carotenoids, polyketides. Biological membranes and transport mechanisms.
Biological signalizations. Reception, transduction, receptors, transduction mechanisms. Second messenger. Effector mechanisms. Hormons.
Integrative mechanisms in cells and organisms (homeostasis, pH, Ca, glucose). Blood coagulation. Nerve system and its function.
Light and living organisms. Response of organisms to the light pulse. Bioluminiscence. Mechanism of vision.
Biochemical basis of motility and contractility. Cytoskeleton. Muscles and other contractile proteins.
Metabolism of xenobiotics. The role of oxygen in metabolism. Reactive oxygen species and their detoxification. Enzymic requirements of detoxification.
Recommended or required reading:
ŠKÁRKA, B. Biochémia. Bratislava: Alfa, 1999.
VODRÁŽKA, Z. Biochemie (1): Živé systémy, jejich složení a organisace. Biopolymery-základ živých systémů. Obdivuhodné katalysátory-enzymy. Praha : Academia, 1992. 180 p. ISBN 80-200-0438-6.
VODRÁŽKA, Z. Biochemie [2]: Živý systém jako chemický stroj. Praha : Academia, 1992. 135 p. ISBN 80-200-0441-6.
VODRÁŽKA, Z. Biochemie [3]: Od objevu genu ke genovému inženýrství.Rostliny-duležitý zdroj přírodních látek.Mikroorganismy-producenti duležitých látek. Biochemie cizorodých látek.Aplikovaná biochemie. Praha : Academia, 1993. 191 p. ISBN 80-200-0471-8.

Language of instruction:
slovak and english
Courses evaluation:
Assessed students in total: 242

16,5 %
9,5 %
21,5 %
16,5 %35,1 %
0,9 %
Name of lecturer(s): doc. Ing. Martin Šimkovič, PhD. (person responsible for course) - slovak, english
Last modification:
29. 1. 2019
doc. Ing. Martin Šimkovič, PhD. and programme supervisor

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

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