Biochemistry II

Course Information
TitleΒΙΟΧΗΜΕΙΑ ΙΙ / Biochemistry II
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
Course ID40002645

Programme of Study: PPS-Tmīma CΗīmeías (2016-sīmera)

Registered students: 322
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
VASIKOS KYKLOSCompulsory Course535

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours7
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Required Courses
  • Υ15 Biochemistry I
Learning Outcomes
Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of lectures and laboratory exercises, students are expected to: - Understand the role of each metabolic pathway in cell function. -Describe the mechanisms for regulating metabolic pathways -Recognizes the need for scientific research in the field of biochemistry and molecular biology Upon successful completion of this course students should acquire the basic knowledges of Biochemistry Google Translate for Business:Translator ToolkitWebsite TranslatorGlobal Market Finder Turn off instant translationAbout Google TranslateMobilePrivacyHelpSend feedback
General Competences
  • Work in teams
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Be critical and self-critical
Course Content (Syllabus)
The tricarboxylic acid cycle Bioenergetics principles and the ATP cycle.The flow sheet of respiration, oxidative respiration, intracellulara location of the enzymes of Krebs cycle, the reactions of Krebs cycle, anaplerotic reactions, regulation of Krebs cycle, the glyoxylate cycle, oxidation-reduction enzymes and electron transport, the respiratory chain, inhibitors of electron transport, proton exchanges during electron transport, microsomal electron transport, superoxide dismutase and catalase , electron transport in other systems. Carbohydrates Sugars, storage polysaccharides and cell walls. Glycoproteins and proteoglycans. Glycose metabolism. The stages of glycolysis. The phosphogluconate pathway. Metabolism of oligo- and polysaccharides, polysaccharide biosynthesis. Photosynthesis. Biosynthesis of mono- and glucose derivatives from glycose. Glycogen biosynthesis and degradation. Lipids The biosynthesis of lipids.Lipoproteins .Lipid metabolism. Biosynthesis of trialcylglycerols, biosynthesis of phosphoglycerides,Genetic disorders in metabolism of the complex lipids, the pathway of cholesterol biosynthesis, biosynthesis of prostagladins. Proteins The biosynthesis of amino acids and some derivatives: Metabolism of inorganic nitrogen.essential and non essential amino acids. Nitrogen fixin organism, enzymic mechanism of nitrogen fixation, other steps in nitrogen cycle. Inorganic Compounds in Biological Systems: Cell Membrane Structure, Water and Inorganic Ion Transport-Water Channels-Ion-Ion Pumps-Ion-Carriers-Ionophores-Recovery, Movement, Metabolism and Storage of Iron-Oxide- vitamins. Water-soluble vitamins. Metabolic Control: Hormones - Hormone Receptors. Second messages, cytokines, interferons.
Biological oxidation, Carbohydrates, Lipids, Proteins, Amino Acids, Inorganic Compounds in Biological Systems, Hormones
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Course Organization
Laboratory Work251
Reading Assigment582.3
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Formative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1. Εισαγωγή στη Βιοχημεία: Ι. Γ. Γεωργάτσος (Εκδόσεις: Γιαχούδη) 6η έκδοση, Θεσσαλονίκη 2005). 2. Βιοχημεία: Lehninger Βασικές Αρχές Βιοχημείας: D.L. Nelson, M.M. Cox (Μετάφραση: Αθ. Παπαβασιλείου, Ιατρικές εκδόσεις Π.Χ. Πασχαλίδης), Αθήνα 2007.
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