Lipid and nitrogen metabolism 261

Module code BCM 261
Qualification Undergraduate
Faculty Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
Module content

Biochemistry of lipids, membrane structure, anabolism and catabolism of lipids. Nitrogen metabolism, amino acid biosynthesis and catabolism. Biosynthesis of neurotransmitters, pigments, hormones and nucleotides from amino acids. Catabolism of pureness and pyrimidines. Therapeutic agents directed against nucleotide metabolism. Examples of inborn errors of metabolism of nitrogen containing compounds. The urea cycle, nitrogen excretion. Practical training in scientific writing skills: evaluation of a scientific report. Techniques for separation and analysis of biological molecules

Module credits 12.00
Service modules Faculty of Health Sciences
Prerequisites [CMY117 GS] and [CMY127 GS] and [MLB111 GS]
Contact time 2 lectures per week, 90 minute practical per week
Language of tuition Afrikaans and English is used in one class
Academic organisation Biochemistry
Period of presentation Semester 2

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