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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.  Total ATP yield from the complete 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 reading skills: evaluation of a scientific report. Techniques for separation analysis and visualisation of biological molecules. Hypothesis design and testing, method design and scientific controls.

Module credits 12.00
Service modules Faculty of Health Sciences
Prerequisites CMY 117 GS and CMY 127 GS and MLB 111 GS
Contact time 2 lectures per week, 1 tutorial per week
Language of tuition Module is presented in English
Department Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
Period of presentation Semester 2

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