Prof. Marina Scarpa
Introduction to biochemistry. The simplest living things. The cell.
The proteins; conformation, techniques for sequence determination.
Enzymes and coenzymes. The kinds of reactions catalyzed by enzymes.
The genetic code.
DNA and RNA as genetic material; structure and techniques for sequence determination.
Transcription and translation. Repair systems.
DNA recombinant techniques.
Chemical communication between cells.
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D. VOET, J. G. VOET, Biochemistry, Wiley, 1990
C. K. MATHEWS, K. E. VAN HOLDE, Biochimica, Ambrosiana, 1994