1st module

Prof. Marina Scarpa

A.A. 1998/99


Introduction to biochemistry. The simplest living things. The cell.

Small molecules.
The proteins; conformation, techniques for sequence determination.
Enzymes and coenzymes. The kinds of reactions catalyzed by enzymes.

Genetic information.
The genetic code.
DNA and RNA as genetic material; structure and techniques for sequence determination.
Transcription and translation. Repair systems.

DNA recombinant techniques.

Genetic engeneering.

Metabolic pathways.

Chemical communication between cells.
The hormones.


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ALBERTS ET AL., Biologia molecolare della cellula, Zanichelli Editore, 1992
D. VOET, J. G. VOET, Biochemistry, Wiley, 1990
C. K. MATHEWS, K. E. VAN HOLDE, Biochimica, Ambrosiana, 1994
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