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Course unit
SCP4068081, A.A. 2017/18

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Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
IF1839, Degree course structure A.Y. 2011/12, A.Y. 2017/18
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination BIOCHEMISTRY 2
Website of the academic structure
Department of reference Department of Biology
Mandatory attendance
Language of instruction Italian

Teacher in charge PAOLA COSTANTINI BIO/10

Integrated course for this unit
Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Basic courses BIO/10 Biochemistry 6.0

Mode of delivery (when and how)
Period Annual
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Organisation of didactics
Type of hours Credits Hours of
Hours of
Individual study
Laboratory 1.0 16 9.0 No turn
Lecture 5.0 40 85.0 No turn

Start of activities 02/10/2017
End of activities 15/06/2018

Examination board
Examination board not defined


Common characteristics of the Integrated Course unit

Prerequisites: Basic concepts of Physics, General and Organic Chemistry.
Elements of Chemical Thermodynamics,Kinetics and Electrochemistry
Target skills and knowledge: Knowledge of the essential molecules to the chemistry of living organisms.
Comprehension of the fundamental mechanisms at the basis of cellular function.
Learning of some biochemistry techniques.
Examination methods: Written examination with both multiple choice and open questions
Assessment criteria: The overall knowledge about the topics of Biochemistry 1 and 2 will be evaluated, considering positive the examinations which show an adequate assimilation of the topics necessary to the later classes

Specific characteristics of the Module

Course unit contents: Concepts of metabolism: chemical kinetics, enzymes, biological oxidations
Krebs cycle
Gluconeogenesis and Glycogenolysis
Oxidative phosphorylation
Absorption and catabolism of lipids
Lipogenesis and sterol biosynthesis
Metabolism of amino acids
Nucleic acid metabolism
Integration of metabolism in diet and fasting

Techniques of protein separation and western blot analysis
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Lectures and practicals
Additional notes about suggested reading: Slides will be distributed to the students
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • David L. Nelson and Michael M. Cox,, I principi di biochimica di Lehninger.. Bologna: Zanichelli, 2010. V edizione Cerca nel catalogo