Summer 2022 - MBB 321 D100

Intermediary Metabolism (3)

Class Number: 1333

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    May 10 – Aug 8, 2022: Mon, Wed, Fri, 1:30–2:20 p.m.

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Aug 10, 2022
    Wed, 12:00–3:00 p.m.

  • 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.


Lecture Topics:

  1. Review of bioenergetics, reaction mechanisms
  2. Catalysis, enzyme kinetics
  3. Carbohydrates: structure, glycogen metabolism
  4. Carbohydrates: glycolysis, citric acid cycle
  5. Carbohydrates: gluconeogenesis, pentose phosphate pathway
  6. Electron transport, oxidative phosphorylation
  7. Mitochondrial transport systems, lipid structure
  8. Lipids: beta oxidation, fatty acid biosynthesis
  9. Lipids: phospholipid biosynthesis, steroid metabolism
  10. Lipids: eicosanoid metabolism, amino acid metabolism
  11. Amino acids: urea cycle, nitrogen cycle
  12. Nucleotide biosynthesis and catabolism
  13. Metabolic regulation


  • Exam 1 25%
  • Exam 2 25%
  • Exam 3 25%
  • Final Exam 25%



Nelson and Cox, Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry, 8th edition, 2021. W.H. Freeman & Company.  Achieve for Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry (1-term access).
ISBN: 9781319230906

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