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Selected Chapters on Biochemistry - NBCM318
Title in English: Vybrané kapitoly z biochemie
Guaranteed by: Institute of Physics of Charles University (32-FUUK)
Faculty: Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
Actual: from 2014
Semester: winter
E-Credits: 3
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:2/0 Ex [hours/week]
Capacity: unlimited
Min. number of students: unlimited
State of the course: not taught
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Guarantor: RNDr. Eva Urbánková, Ph.D.
RNDr. Roman Chaloupka, Ph.D.
Pre-requisite : NBCM010, NBCM012
Annotation -
Last update: T_FUUK (28.04.2008)
Facultative course of biochemistry for students of biophysics. It is a direct follow-up to the basic biochemistry course (NBCM012) and aims at deepening knowledge of biochemistry.
Aim of the course -
Last update: T_FUUK (12.05.2008)

The main goal is to deepen understanding of biochemistry.

Literature -
Last update: T_FUUK (28.04.2008)

D.L.Nelson, M.M.Cox: Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry, W.H.Freeman&Co., New York, 2005.

H.R.Horton, L.A.Morgan, K.G.Scrimgeour, M.D.Perry, J.D.Rawn: Principles of Biochemistry, Pearson Education, 2006.

D. White: The Physiology and Biochemistry of Prokaryotes, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2007.

R.K.Murray, D.K.Granner, P.A.Mayes, V.W. Rodwell: Harperova Biochemie, Nakladatelství H+H, Vyšehradská s.r.o. 2002.

Z.Vodrážka: Biochemie, Academia, Praha, 2002

Teaching methods -
Last update: T_FUUK (12.05.2008)


Syllabus -
Last update: T_FUUK (12.05.2008)

bioenergetics and metabolism:

  • fatty acid metabolism
  • lipid metabolism (HDL, cholesterol, ...)
  • amino acid oxidation and the production of urea
  • oxidative phosphorylation and photophosphorylation

  • lipid biosynthesis
  • biosynthesis of amino acids
  • biosynthesis of nucleotides and related molecules

membrane transport

protein transport and trafficking

vesicular transport


extracellular matrix

hormonal regulation and integration of mammalian metabolism

biochemistry of prokaryotes:

  • central metabolic pathways
  • C1 metabolism
  • cell wall and capsule biosynthesis
  • inorganic metabolism (assimilation/dissimilation of nitrate and sulphate, nitrogen fixation, lithotrophy)
  • proton potential, electron transport, photosynthesis
  • fermentations
  • homeostasis

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