Introduction to Biochemistry
Provide the basis for an adequate compreeensão of physical, chemical and biological processes in biochemistry.
Jorge Manuel Pinto Lampreia Pereira, Maria Cristina Oliveira Costa
Weekly - 4
Total - 54
There are no previous requirements.
Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry
David L. Nelson, Michael M. Cox
W. H. Freeman; 5th edition edition (2008)
Lectures and problem-solving sessions, supported by data show projection of figures/plots/text included either in the documentation supplied directly by the teacher or in the recommended bibliography.
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1. Foundations of Biochemistry.
Biomolecules and macromolecules. The role of chemical elements in life processes. Fundamentals of physics for life sciences. Fundamentals of genetics. Origin of life and evolution.
Molecular interactions in aqueous systems. Ionization, acids aand bases, pH and buffers. Solubility- Water as a chemical reagent.
Amino acids, peptides and proteins. Enzymes. Carbohydrates and Glycoconjugates. Nucleotides and Nucleic Acids. Lipids.
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