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Course, academic year 2022/2023
Biochemistry I - AB320001
Title: Biochemistry I
Guaranteed by: Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology (320)
Faculty: Faculty of Food and Biochemical Technology
Actual: from 2021
Semester: winter
Points: winter s.:5
E-Credits: winter s.:5
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:3/1, C+Ex [HT]
Capacity: unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
For type: Bachelor's
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: Hynek Radovan prof. Dr. Ing.
Valentová Olga prof. RNDr. CSc.
Interchangeability : B320001, N320001
Is interchangeable with: B320001
This subject contains the following additional online materials
Annotation -
Last update: Kubová Petra Ing. (06.03.2019)
The subject is focused on understanding of basic principles of biochemistry; it means structure and function of different biological molecules as well as metabolism.
Aim of the course -
Last update: Kubová Petra Ing. (06.03.2019)

Students will be able to:

Understand basic principles of biochemistry; it means structure and function of different biological molecules including correlation between their structure and function, principals of enzyme catalysis and division of enzymes into basic classes, functions of biological membranes and membrane transport, basic concept of metabolism and energy conversion, major metabolic pathways including photosynthesis and nitrogen compounds metabolism.

Literature -
Last update: Masák Jan prof. Ing. CSc. (07.08.2019)

R: Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry, Fourth Edition; David L. Nelson; Michael M. Cox; Published by W. H. Freeman (2004) ISBN 10: 0716743396 ISBN 13: 9780716743392

Learning resources -
Last update: Kubová Petra Ing. (06.03.2019)

Online hledání ve slovníku biochemických pojmů - Kodíček M.: Biochemické pojmy výkladový slovník:

Hynek, Kodíček, Lipovová, Valentová, Fukal: Kontrolní otázky v rozsahu výuky předmětu Biochemie I; odkaz:

Link to additional materials: a

Syllabus -
Last update: Kubová Petra Ing. (06.03.2019)

1. Living systems, their composition and organization

2. Amino acids (properties, determination and reaction) and peptides

3. Proteins (relation between structure and function)

4. Enzymes: Structure, nomenclature, classification into classes

5. Reaction kinetics of enzymatic reactions, regulation of enzyme activity

6. Chemistry of nucleotides and nucleic acids; replication

7. Transcription, translation, and posttranslational modifications

8. Chemistry of lipids. Biomembranes and membrane transport

9. The principles of metabolism and energy conversion; bioenergetics

10. Aerobic and anaerobic respiration, Light phase of photosynthesis

11. Citrate and glyoxylate cycle

12. Chemistry of carbohydrates. Metabolism of Carbohydrates I.

13. Metabolism of Carbohydrates II. Metabolism of lipids.

14. Metabolism of nitrogenous substances

Registration requirements -
Last update: Kubová Petra Ing. (06.03.2019)


Course completion requirements -
Last update: Kubová Petra Ing. (06.03.2019)

Successful completion of seminars (including required test(s)) and both written and oral part of exam.