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Biochemistry

Code 9097
Year 2
Semester S1
ECTS Credits 6
Workload PL(30H)/T(30H)
Scientific area Química e Bioquímica
Entry requirements Basic chemistry
Mode of delivery face-to face
Learning outcomes Identify and distinguish the structure of the classes of biomolecules, including proteins, nucleic acids, hydrates

At the end of this course, students should be able to:
Identify and distinguish the structure of the classes of biomolecules, including proteins, nucleic acids, hydrates
Syllabus
I - Importance of Biochemistry.
II - Proteins.
a) Amino acids and primary structure;
b) Three-dimensional structure and functions of proteins.
c) properties of the enzymes;
d) enzyme kinetics and mechanisms of action.
III - Carbohydrates;
a) Structure,
b) Properties
c) Functions.
III - Lipids and membranes;
a) Properties
b) Functions.
IV - Nucleic Acids;
a) Types,
b) Structure
c) Functions.
V - Vitamins and Coenzymes.
VI - Basic concepts of energy metabolism
Main Bibliography “Fundamentals of Biochemistry”;Voet, D., Voet, J.G. & Pratt, C.W. 2006
John Wiley & Sons
“Organização molecular da vida”, Alexandre Quintas, Ana Freire, Manuel Halper
2008 Escolar Editora.
“Principles of Biochemistry”, Albert L. Lehninger, David L. Nelson and Michael M. Cox, 2005, W. H. Freeman
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2021-01-22

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