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Biochemistry I

Credits 6
Hours per week 3 / 1 / 0
Examination C+Ex
Study Language English
Level Bachelor subject
Guarantor prof. Dr. Ing. Radovan Hynek
prof. RNDr. Olga Valentová, CSc.


The subject is focused on understanding of basic principles of biochemistry; it means structure and function of different biological molecules as well as metabolism.


1. Living systems, their composition and organization
2. Amino acids (properties, determination and reaction) and peptides
3. Proteins (relation between structure and function)
4. Enzymes: Structure, nomenclature, classification into classes
5. Reaction kinetics of enzymatic reactions, regulation of enzyme activity
6. Chemistry of nucleotides and nucleic acids; replication
7. Transcription, translation, and posttranslational modifications
8. Chemistry of lipids. Biomembranes and membrane transport
9. The principles of metabolism and energy conversion; bioenergetics
10. Aerobic and anaerobic respiration, Light phase of photosynthesis
11. Citrate and glyoxylate cycle
12. Chemistry of carbohydrates. Metabolism of Carbohydrates I.
13. Metabolism of Carbohydrates II. Metabolism of lipids.
14. Metabolism of nitrogenous substances


R: Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry, Fourth Edition; David L. Nelson; Michael M. Cox; Published by W. H. Freeman (2004) ISBN 10: 0716743396 ISBN 13: 9780716743392

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