Biochemistry

Environmental and Biological Engineering
5.5 ECTS; 2º Ano, 2º Semestre, 30,0 T + 30,0 PL

Lecturer

Prerequisites
Basic knowledge of the structure and reactivity of organic compounds.

Objectives
Study of the structure, properties and metabolism of the biological molecules and its functions in living cells. Metabolism of these molecules: carbohydrates, proteins and lipids. Nucleic acids and
informational nature of genetic processes.

Program
1 ? Biological molecules: structure, properties, isolation and
characterization.
2 ? Carbohydrates, proteins and lipids. Enzymes and nucleic acids.
3 ? Energy, ATP cycle and biosynthesis.
4 ? Metabolism of the main biological molecules.
5 ? Connections between the main metabolic pathways.

Evaluation Methodology
Laboratory continuous evaluation.
Written laboratory test. Final theoretical examination.

Bibliography
- Denniston, K. e Topping, J. e Caret, R. (2004). General, Organic and Biochemistry. New York: Mc-Graw Hill
- Voet, J. e Voet, D. (2011). Biochemistry. New York: John Wiley & Sons
- Halpern, M. e Freire, A. e Quintas, A. (2008). Bioquímica - Organização Molecular da Vida. Lisboa: Lidel - Edições Técnicas

Method of interaction
Theoretical and laboratory classes.

Software used in class