Biochemistry II

Course contents
  • Amino acid metabolism
    Lipids and membranes, lipid metabolism
    Carbohydrates, glycolysis, gluconeogenesis, glycogen metabolism
    Citric acid cycle, oxidative phosphorylation
    Photosynthesis: light reactions, Calvin cycle, pentose phosphate pathway
    Further important biomolecules: vitamins, aromatics, coenzymes, essential
    inorganic components, minerals, water balance
    Metabolic engineering
    Essential and non-essential nutrients
    Structures and properties of macronutrients
    Digestion and absorption of macro- and micronutrients
    Structures and functions of the gastrointestinal system
    Organ-specific characteristics of the metabolism of macronutrients
    Energy metabolism, regulation of the metabolism of nutrients
    Interaction of nutrition and health
    The chemistry of selected food groups such as milk or meat and their
    modification during manufacture (e.g. Maillard reaction), storage and
    preparation