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Biochemistry Portal

Biochemistry is the study of the chemistry of living beings.

This department gathers and organizes contents on Biochemistry. Of course, Biochemistry being a laboratory-based subject, it will be hard for you to do anything practical with this.

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  • Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry (D.L. Nelson and M.M. Cox) (ISBN 978-1429234146)
  • Biochemistry (R.H. Garrett and C.M. Grisham) (ISBN 978-1133106296)
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  • Biomolecules -- Structures, classification and properties of:
  1. w:Nucleic acids
  2. w:Amino acids
  3. w:Protein
  4. w:Carbohydrate
  5. w:Lipid
  • Laboratory and Analytical Methods
  1. Gamma counting
  2. Beta counting
  3. w:Enzyme assays
  4. w:PCR
  5. w:Surface Plasmon Resonance
  1. In vivo nucleic acids synthesis
  2. In vitro DNA synthesis
  3. Nucleic acid degradation, pyrimidine and purine catabolism
  4. w:Peptide bond
  5. In vivo protein synthesis
  6. In vitro protein synthesis
  7. w:Micronutrients and w:Vitamins
  8. w:Enzymes
  9. Enzymatic catalysis models
  10. Regulation of metabolic pathways
  • Amino acids
  1. w:Decarboxylation
  2. w:Transamination
  3. General amino acid synthesis
  4. General amino acid catabolism
  5. Special amino acid metabolism
  6. Amino acid interconversion
  7. w:Urea cycle, item
  8. Gamma-glutamyl cycle
  • Carbohydrates
  1. w:Glycolysis
  2. Krebs' cycle
  3. w:Pyruvate decarboxylation
  4. The ATP cycle
  5. w:Oxidative phosphorilation
  6. w:Photosynthesis
  7. Dickens-Horecker cycle
  8. Hexose interconversions
  9. w:Gluconeogenesis
  10. w:Glycogenesis
  11. w:Glycogenolysis
  12. w:Cori cycle
  13. Carbohydrate regulation mechanism: w:glucagon and w:insulin
  • Lipids
  1. w:fatty acids
  2. Essential fatty acids, item, poly-unsaturated fatty acids (w:PUFA); w:eicosanoids: w:prostaglandins, w:thromboxanes, w:prostacyclin and w:leukotrienes.
  3. The w:lipid bilayer, item, and transport across it
  4. w:Lipid peroxidation
  5. Acylglycerols
  6. Triacylglycerols
  7. Sn system
  8. w:Carnitine and membrane transport of fatty acids
  9. w:Fatty acid oxidations
  10. w:Beta oxidation
  11. w:Ketogenesis
  12. Lipid synthesis (w:lipogenesis)
  13. w:Arachidonic acid cascade and the eicosanoids (above)
  14. w:Lipoproteins and cholesterol
  15. The serum lipoprotein transport system
  16. w:Cholesterol metabolism, regulation and transport
  17. Lipoprotein metabolism
  18. w:Chylomicra and w:VLDL
  19. w:LDL and w:HDL
  20. Regulation of lipoprotein metabolism