This course provides an introduction to Intermediary Metabolism and associated signal transduction cascades. The course will discuss the metabolic pathways involved in energy production and use in eukaryotic cells. Topics to be covered will include monosaccharide synthesis and metabolism, photosynthesis, lipid synthesis and metabolism and amino acid metabolism. The integration of these metabolic pathways and their regulation in various physiological situations will be emphasized, as well as the changes associated with metabolic diseases such as diabetes, obesity and other in-born errors and genetic disorders of metabolism.
3 lecture hours per week, 3 laboratory hours per week, one term.