Integrated Metabolism

Course Code :1034FBDBIC
Study domain:Biochemistry
Academic year:2017-2018
Semester:1st semester
Contact hours:35
Study load (hours):140
Contract restrictions: Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 1st semester
Lecturer(s)Sylvia Dewilde

3. Course contents *

Metabolism is the sum of processes where living organisms  gain free energy and use this for the different mechanism they need to survive.

This is done by coupling exergonic reactions from the oxidation of substrates to the endergonic reactions typical for the living cell, such as mechanic force, active transport and the biosynthetis  of complex molecules.

An overview will be given of the oxidative breakdown of some important substrates such as sugars, fats, amino-acids and nucleotides, but also of their biosynthetis.

We will focus on:

-          the regulation of the metabolic pathways en their linkage


-          the metabolism of differentiated tissues


-          the integration of metabolism in the organism