Fall 2017 - MBB 321 D100
Intermediary Metabolism (3)
Class Number: 3678
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Mo, We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
EDB 7618, Burnaby
Exam Times + Location:
Dec 7, 2017
3:30 PM – 6:30 PM
BLU 9660, Burnaby
1 778 782-4751
Prerequisites:MBB 231, with a minimum grade of C.
The enzymes and intermediates of major catabolic and anabolic pathways. Their regulation and integration in health and disease states.
- Review of bioenergetics, reaction mechanisms
- Catalysis, enzyme kinetics
- Carbohydrates: structure, glycogen metabolism
- Carbohydrates: glycolysis, citric acid cycle
- Carbohydrates: gluconeogenesis, pentose phosphate pathway
- Electron transport, oxidative phosphorylation
- Mitochondrial transport systems, lipid structure
- Lipids: beta oxidation, fatty acid biosynthesis
- Lipids: phospholipid biosynthesis, steroid metabolism
- Lipids: eicosanoid metabolism, amino acid metabolism
- Amino acids: urea cycle, nitrogen cycle
- Nucleotide biosynthesis and catabolism
- Metabolic regulation
- In-class quizzes 10%
- Midterms (best scoring two of three) 50%
- Final Exam 40%
MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:
Cox and Nelson, Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry, 6th edition, 2012. W.H. Freeman & Company.
Note: Students that do not already own the 6th edition from a previous course may use the 7th edition of the same textbook (2017). An abridged version containing relevant chapters may be available from the SFU Bookstore, pending publisher approval.
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