The main goal of this course is to introduce students to the mechanisms of human biochemical processes at the molecular level. The program is designed to also provide a broader insight into physiological processes that enables students to connect all their previous studies to metabolic processes, and also provides them with the basic knowledge to understand mechanisms of drug action discussed later in Pharmacology. The skills and knowledge acquired in this program is inevitable for modern rational drug design.
Brief course summary:
Protein structure, protein analysis. Characteristics, structure, kinetics, regulation of enzymes. Glycolysis, PDH, citric acid cycle, oxidative phosphorylation. Gluconeogenesis. Fructose, galactose, and glycogen metabolisms. Synthesis and degradation of fatty acids, phospholipids, and triglycerides. Metabolisms of ketone bodies, cholesterol, and bile acids. Synthesis and degradation of amino acids.
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