In-depth knowledge of chemistry are preparatory to the Biochemistry Course
In the Biochemistry, Cellular Biochemistry and Molecular Biology modules the structure-function relationships of biological molecules, signalling pathways and metabolism are illustrated.
Through the knowledge of how molecules and cells work, the chemical processes that define them, and how they interact with one another, students will get an in-depth insight into how cells and tissues function in health and sickness and how we can use that knowledge to understand the basis of treatments for diseases. Thus, the course is crucial and will pave the way for a molecular approach to physiology, pathology and pharmacology courses.
Cellular biochemistry is developed considering the structure, organization and function of biological membranes. This is followed by the main signal transduction pathways, the molecular regulation of cell cycle, cell proliferation, differentiation and apoptosis. The biochemistry of hormones is then discussed.
Lectures and seminars.
D. Nelson, M. Cox
Lehninger PRINCIPLES OF BIOCHEMISTRY. 5th or 6th edition.
ISBN-10: 1464109621; ISBN-13: 978-1464109621
J. Berg, J. Tymoczko, L. Stryer
BIOCHEMISTRY 7th edition.
ISBN-10: 071676766X; ISBN-13: 978-0716767664
The exam is a written test on the topics covered in the lectures of the Biochemistry, Cellular Biochemistry and Molecular Biology modules.