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BIOCHEMISTRY

CODE 58031
ACADEMIC YEAR 2021/2022
CREDITS
  • 17 cfu during the 1st year of 8745 MEDICINA E CHIRURGIA(LM-41) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR BIO/10
    LANGUAGE Italian
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 2° Semester
    MODULES This unit is a module of:
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

    Biochemistry, together with molecular biology and human genetics, is necessary to understand the molecular events underlying human physiology and pathology. This Course will teach the basic mechanisms of chemical and metabolic modifications in order to understand the molecular basis of diseases.

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    At the end of this course, the student must have acquired an understanding of the biochemical reactions of the major anabolic and catabolic pathways, and of their relevance to understand the molecular basis of disease. 

    TEACHING METHODS

    Lectures will cover the entire program of the course. Three different Professors (Salamino, Tonetti e Zocchi) will alternate during the course, covering different parts of the program, as indicated in sylabus/ content. At the end of the lessons, at least 4 hours will be devoted to question-time by the students with the three Professors together.

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    Proteins: composition and structure (Teacher Prof. Santina Bruzzone)

    Proteins:structure-function relationships in protein families (Teacher Prof. Santina Bruzzone)

    Enzymes: classification kinetics and control (Teacher Prof. Santina Bruzzone)

    Bioenergetics and oxidative metabolism (Teacher Prof. Santina Bruzzone)

    Carbohydrate metabolism: major metabolism and their control (Teacher Prof. Michela Tonetti)

    Carbohydrate metabolism: special pathways (Teacher Prof. Michela Tonetti)

    Lipid metabolism: transport, utilization and storage of energy in lipid form (Teacher Prof. Santina Bruzzone)

    Lipid metabolism: pathways of metabolism of special lipids (Teacher Prof. Santina Bruzzone)

    Aminoacid metabolism (Teacher Prof. Elena Zocchi)

    Purine and pyrimidine nucleotide metabolism: metabolic interrelationships (Teacher Prof. Elena Zocchi)

    Biochemistry of hormones: polypeptide hormones(Teacher Prof. Elena Zocchi) 

    Biochemistry of hormones: steroid hormones (Teacher Prof. Elena Zocchi)

    Biochemistry of liver, muscle and adipose tissue (Teacher Prof. Elena Zocchi)

    Iron and heme metabolism (Teacher Prof. Santina Bruzzone)

    Principle of nutrition: water soluble vitamins and lipid soluble vitamin(Teacher Prof. Michela Tonetti) 

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    Materials published in Aula Web

    Texbook:

    Nelson and Cox: Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry w.h. freeman ed.

    Devlin: Textbook of biochemistry with clinical correlations Wiley-Liss ed

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    Exam Board

    GIANLUCA DAMONTE (President)

    SANTINA BRUZZONE (President)

    MIRKO BENVENUTI

    MICHELA TONETTI

    ELENA ZOCCHI (President and Coordinator of Integrated Course)

    LESSONS

    LESSONS START

    6 march 2017 

    Class schedule

    All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    Oral exam. Students should pass the Biochemistry 1 test before enlisting for the  Biochemistry 2 oral exam. The final score will include both subjects.

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    The assessment takes place only through the final exam which aims to ensure the effective acquisition by the student of the expected learning outcomes.

    Exam evaluation will take into account knowledge, presentation/speaking skills, as well as the ability in connecting the different arguments.

    Exam schedule

    Date Time Location Type Notes
    14/01/2022 14:00 GENOVA Scritto
    17/01/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    27/01/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    27/01/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    04/02/2022 14:00 GENOVA Scritto
    10/02/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    10/02/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    24/02/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    24/02/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    25/02/2022 14:00 GENOVA Scritto
    03/06/2022 14:00 GENOVA Scritto
    06/06/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    06/06/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    06/06/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    06/06/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    06/06/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    23/06/2022 14:00 GENOVA Scritto
    27/06/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    27/06/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    27/06/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    27/06/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    27/06/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    08/07/2022 14:00 GENOVA Scritto
    11/07/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    11/07/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    11/07/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    11/07/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    11/07/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    26/07/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    26/07/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    26/07/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    16/09/2022 14:00 GENOVA Scritto
    19/09/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    19/09/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    19/09/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    19/09/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    19/09/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale