Information sheet ECTS Syllabus
Course syllabus 426P1_4I - Food Biochemistry (FCFT - WS 2019/2020)
|Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava|
|Course unit code:||426P1_4I|
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Nutrition and Food Quality Assessment - master (compulsory), 1. semester
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There is an evaluation of student's activity by supervisor on a regular basis.
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|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.|
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:
Language of instruction:
|slovak and english|
Assessed students in total: 242
|Name of lecturer(s):||doc. Ing. Martin Šimkovič, PhD. (person responsible for course) - slovak, english|
29. 1. 2019
doc. Ing. Martin Šimkovič, PhD. and programme supervisor
Last modification made by Ing. Tomáš Molnár on 01/29/2019.