Nutrition and Metabolism II
Prof.ª Doutora Conceição Calhau
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- Baynes JW, Dominiczak MH: Medical Biochemistry. 3rd ed. Elsevier Mosby. Nova Iorque. 2009
- Berg JM, Tymoczko JL, Stryer L: Biochemistry. 7th ed. International Edition. W.H. Freeman and Company. Nova Iorque. 2012
· Brody T.: Nutritional Biochemistry. 2nd. Ed. Academic Press. San Diego. 1999.
· David H. Alpers, William F Stenson, Beth Taylor, Dennis M Bier: Manual of Nutritional Therapeutics. Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins. Fifth Ed. 2008.
· Frayn KN. Regulação metabólica. 3rd ed. U. Porto Editorial. Porto. 2012
· Murray RK, Granner DK, Mayes PA, Rodwell VW: Harper's Illustrated Biochemistry. 29th ed. McGraw-Hill Medical. Londres. 2012
· Stipanuk MH: Biochemical, Physiological & Molecular Aspects of Human Nutrition. 2nd ed. Elsevier Science. St. Louis. 2006
· Voet D et al: Fundamentals of Biochemistry: Life at the Molecular Level. 2nd edition. Wiley Publishers. New York. 2006
The course is organized in lectures and theorico-practical classes: 2 weekly lectures for all students with a duration of 50 min each; 1 case-study class per week of 2 h, in classes with a maximum of 15 students.
The evaluation has a practical component and a final exam, both graded from 0 to 20. The assessment of the practicals is continuous, corresponds to 40% of the final grade, and takes into account the following criteria: performance and attendance of students; attitude and knowledge demonstrated by the students. The final exam is 60% of the final grade, it is a multiple choice written exam, and is covers all the theoretical and practical topics taught. The presence in the examination is conditional to attendance to at least 2/3 of the practical classes and a practical grade of at least 9.5.
Purine and pyrimidine bases
Cholesterol and bile acids; diet, cholesterol and hypertension
The macronutrients and cell signaling molecules
Micronutrients and metabolic disorders
Polyphenols and metabolic disease
Diet and metabolism of xenobiotics
Carcinogens in the diet: food processing
Nutrients and intrauterine ontogenesis (epigenetic regulation of gene expression)
Metabolism and appetite regulation
Chronobiology, metabolism and nutrition
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