|Module code||BCM 357|
|Faculty||Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences|
Regulation of metabolic pathways. Analysis of metabolic control. Elucidation of metabolic pathways with isotopes. Metabolomics. Coordinated regulation of glycolysis/gluconeogenesis and glycogen breakdown/synthesis. Overview of homone action. Metabolism of xenobiotics. Hormonal regulation of feul metabolism. Metabolic adaptions during diabetes. Obesity and the regulation of body mass. Obesity, metabolic syndrome and Type 2 diabetes (T2D). Management of T2D with diet, exercise and medication. Practical sessions cover tutorials on case studies and biochemical calculations, and hands-on isolation of an enzyme, determination of pH and temperature optima, determination of Km and Vmax, enzyme activation and enzyme inhibition.
|Prerequisites||BCM 251 GS and BCM 257 GS and BCM 261 GS and BCM 252 GS.|
|Contact time||1 practical/tutorial per week, 2 lectures per week|
|Language of tuition||Module is presented in English|
|Department||Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology|
|Period of presentation||Semester 1|
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