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