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Biochemistry, molecular and cell biology III


Monday 12:00- 13:10 Biochemistry III. Hári Pál lecture hall

Tuesday 16:40- 17:50 Biochemistry III. lect. Békési György lecture hall

Week Date  
01 2018.02.05 Na+,K+ ATP-ase. The permeability of cell membranes, P-type ATP-ase. Structure of Na+,K+ ATP-ase, Na+,K+ ATP-ase isoforms. Regulation. Secondary active transports. Na-H exchange
  2018.02.06 Chemical neurotransmission. Cholinergic neurotransmission.
02 2018.02.12 Biosynthesis of acetylcholine. receptors, acetylcholine esterase. Molecular mechanism of exocytosis
  2018.02.13 Noradrenergic neurotransmission. Biosynthesis and metabolism of norepinephrine. Synaptic uptake
03 2018.02.19 GABAergic neurotransmission Molecular mechanisms of adrenergic, dopaminergic and serotoninergic neurotransmission
  2018.02.20 NO: Regulatory role of NO. Nitric oxide synthase. Guanylate cyclase. Molecular effects of nitric oxid
04 2018.02.26 Glutamatergic neurotransmission
  2018.02.27 General properties of ion channels. Methods for studying ion channels (LCs) 
05 2018.03.05 Structure of the K+ channels. Methods for studying ion channels. The molecular mechanism of gating and permeation (LCs)
  2018.03.06 Haemostasis I: General overview of blood clot formation and elimination. Fibrinogen and fibrin. Prothrombin activation and regulation of thrombin activity. Triggers of blood clotting, amplification of the initiation signals and negative feedback mechanisms. Inhibitors of blood coagulation (KK)
06 2018.03.12 Haemostasis II: Fibrinolysis. Plasminogen activation. Fibrinolytic inhibitors. Biochemical backgrounds of haemophilia, thrombophilia and anticoagulant therapy (KK)
  2018.03.13 Haemostasis III: Cellular elements of the haemostatic system. Platelets and von Willebrand factor (KK)
07 2018.03.19 Haemostasis IV: Neutrophils and endothelial cells in haemostasis. Adhesion molecules (cadherins, selectins, IgSF cellular molecules, integrins (KK)
  2018.03.20 Haemostasis V: Pathobiochemistry of  atherothrombosis and atherosclerosis. Endothelial dysfunction. LDL oxidaton and pattern-recognition receptors (Toll-like receptors, scavenger receptors). Risk factors of atherosclerosis related to cholesterol homeostasis (diabetes, hypertriglyceridemia). Biochemical background of atherosclerosis, prevention) (KK). 
    Spring break
08 2018.04.02 Ester Monday
  2018.04.03 Biotransformation 1 (JM)
09 2018.04.09 Biotransformation 2 (JM)
  2018.04.10 Signaltransduction 1 (JM)
10 2018.04.16 Signaltransduction 2 (JM)
  2018.04.17 Signaltransduction 3 (JM)
  2018.04.21 Signaltransduction 4: Therapeutic targeting of signal transduction pathways  (BT) (Saturday)
11 2018.04.23 Signaltransduction 5: Calcium signalling (BT)
  2018.04.24 Faculty day, no lectures
12 2018.04.30 no lectures
  2018.05.01 May Day
13 2018.05.07  Apoptosis (BT)
  2018.05.08 Oncogens (LT) 
14 2018.05.14 Tumor supressor oncogens (LT)
  2018.05.15 Mechanisms of human oncogenes (LT) 


Laboratory and seminar rooms in the spring semester of 201z/2018 academic year

Wednesday 08:00-10:30 ED01 Vér, Ágota dr
Wednesday 08:00-10:30 ED02 Léránt, István dr / Végh, Miklós dr 
Wednesday 08:00-10:30 ED03 Bak, Judit dr / Horváth, Gergő dr
Wednesday 08:00-10:30 ED04 Farkas, Veronika dr

Laboratory lessons

Laboratory lessons and seminars are held at laboratory rooms of the Deparment (EOK-Building, Budapest IX., Tűzoltó utca 37-47. H-1094, 1st floor, passage ‘C’)

01 2018.02.05_09 Metabolism of excercise (seminar)
02 2018.02.12_16 The isoenzyme profile of lactate-dehydrogenase (laboratory lesson)
03 2018.02.19_23 Acute and chronic liver disease (seminar)
04 2018.02.26_03.02 Determination of transaminase enzyme activity. Determination of serum creatine kinase activity (laboratory lesson)
05 2018.03.05_09 Extracellular matrix (seminar)
06 2018.03.10, 12_14 Metabolism of tumors (seminar)
07 2018.03.19_23 Determination of blood glucose level; determination of glycosylated haemoglobin (laboratory lessons)
  2018.03.26_04.02 Spring holiday + Eastern Monday
08 2018.04.03_06 The K+, Na+ transport ATP-ase (laboratory lesson) 
09 2018.04.09_13 Metabolism and human nervous system (seminar)
10 2018.04.16_20 Investigation of microsomal drug mebatolism (laboratory lesson)  
11 2018.04.23_27 Haemostatic abnormalities (seminar)
12 2018.05.02_04 Energetics of living organism (seminar)
13 2018.05.07_11 Experimental models of blood coagulation (laboratory lesson)
14 2018.05.14_18 Research of specific literature of Biochemistry. Presentation of research at our department (Consultation)

Recommended books

  • Harper’s Illustrated Biochemistry (30th edition)
  • Powerpoint files of lectures 
  • Consultation manual 
  • Students’ own notes
  • Ask your laboratory teacher for the username and password of our authorized pages

Midterm exams

Midterm_2A 2018.04.26 17:30_18:50 EM06, ED01, ED02, ED03, ED04, FMMed, FMDen, EM15, EM03, EM12
Midterm_2B 2018.04.26 19:00_20:20 EM 01, 02,  04, 05, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11,  13, 14

ME=midterm exam; RE=retake exam; W=week; SzALH Szent-Györgyi Albert Lecture Hall; OR=oral retake of the 1st and 2nd midterm exam; LR=Laboratory rooms of Dept of Med Biochem

1st ME W06 2018.03.12 17:30-18:50 SzALH
    2018.03.12 19:00-20:20 SzALH
1st RE W07 2018.03.19 17:30-18:50 SzALH
    (2018.03.19) 19:00-20:20 SzALH
2nd ME W11 2018.04.23 17:30-18:50 SzALH
    2018.04.23 19:00-20:20 SzALH
2nd RE W13 2018.05.07 17:30-18:50 SzALH
    (2018.05.07) 19:00-20:20 SzALH
OR W14 2018.05.14 17:30- LR 

Midterm exam 1 (DEN)

Midterm exam 2 (DEN)

25 multiple choice type questions and 2 biochemistry problem sets (panels) are asked. Students may obtain 1 score for each correctly solved multiple choice questions. The both problem sets are evaluated by your own laboratory teachers (points: 0, 2, 3, 4, 5).  We calculate the sum of your scores and points of your midterm examinations and the tests are graded by the proposed limits of the table below:

Proposed limits for the marks of midterm are:

Sum of the grades and scores Grade of the midterm examination
0-18 1 (fail)
19-22 2 (pass)
23-26 3 (satisfactory)
27-30 4 (good)
31-35 5 (excellent)

The grade for the midterm exam is 1 (fail), if (i) the sum of the scores and the points is 18, or less (ii) each of the problem sets are evaluated by 0.

Failed midterms might be retaken twice.

Students having failed the first retake might sit for the second retake in the 13th week of the semester. The second retake is an oral exam conducted by an examination committee. Students having failed the first retake of both midterms 1 and 2 will be examined in the material of both midterms at the same time.


Biochemistry, Molecular and Cell Biology III competition is held on the 13th / 14th week.

Material: lectures, seminars and laboratory lessons of the fall and spring semesters of 2017/2018 and spring semester of the 2016/2017 academic year
Test: biochemistry problems and structures (max. 30 + 10) + 70 multiple choice type questions
Students reaching at least 75 % will be exempted from the examination by mark 5
Other exemptions are not possible
Conditition: Only registered students may come.  Regular students of groups ED01-ED04 may register for the competition whose midterm exam 1 and 2 were graded by 3, 4 or 5. (FM students or students who registered for the (medical) biochemistry, molecular and cell biology III this semester the second or the third time may not register for the biochemistry competition).



Registration starts on the 5th of May, 2018. Registration is closed on the  of 11th of May

Topic list



Course-outline: Medical Biochemistry 3

Fall semester of 2017/2018 academic year

Head of Deparment of Medical Biochemistry: Prof. Tretter, László

  • Subject title: Dental biochemistry 3
  • Faculty of Dentistry
  • Code: AOKOBI204_3A
  • Credit: 3
  • Lectures: 2 Seminars: 1,5
  • Teaching secretary: Dr. István Léránt +36-1-459 1500#60034; +36-20-663 2267
  • Students Affairs Secretary: Mr. Zsolt Ozsváth EOK Building, 1st Floor, Passage ‘C’; +36-1-459 1500#60061