Fall 2018 - MBB 321 D100
Intermediary Metabolism (3)
Class Number: 3485
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2018: Mon, Wed, Fri, 11:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Exam Times + Location:
Dec 15, 2018
Sat, 12:00–3:00 p.m.
1 778 782-3536
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
- Midterms 3 or 4 70%
- Final 30%
Nelson and Cox, Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry, 7th edition, 2017. W.H. Freeman & Company.
Note: An abridged version of the 7th edition containing relevant chapters will be available from the SFU Bookstore.
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