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Biochemistry 2Western Sydney University Unit Code: 300220.2


Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 2

Credit Points: 10

Assumed Knowledge
Knowledge of enzyme structure and function, understanding of the importance of co-factors to enzyme activity, understanding of enzymatic active sites and catalysis, knowledge of the types of enzymatic inhibition and regulatory mechanisms, knowledge of eukaryotic intracellular compartments and their broad function.

Equivalent Units
14427 - Biochemistry 2, 14440 - Biochemistry 2, 300548 - Human Metabolism and Disease, BC202A - Biochemistry 2.2 (V1), J2821 - Biochemistry of Metabolism

Incompatible Units
300227 - General Biochemistry

300219 Biochemistry 1 OR 300555 Proteins and Genes

About this Unit
In 2013 this unit will be replaced by 300848 - Metabolism. Students studying at Campbelltown campus should refer to 300548 - Human Metabolism and Disease. This unit develops understanding of the metabolic processes by which an organism degrades food molecules to generate energy and converts excess food molecules into internal fuel stores. Topics include: bioenergetics; structures of key molecules; glycolysis, gluconeogenesis, glycogen synthesis and breakdown; fatty acid oxidation and synthesis; amino acid catabolism; urea synthesis; citric acid cycle; electron transport and oxidative phosphorylation. Emphasis is on regulation and integration of the pathways, including their responses to hormonal regulation. The effects of altered dietary and hormonal status on metabolic pathways and their consequences for the organism will be discussed.


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