Paper Code: 
ZOL 302
Contact Hours: 
Max. Marks: 
Unit I: 


  • Classification, Metabolism- Glycolysis, Kreb’s cycle , gluconeogenesis, Hexose monophosphate pathway & Oxidative phosphorylation.
  • Interconversion of glycogen and glucose in liver
Unit II: 


  • Classification , Metabolism- Biosynthesis of Palmitic acid, Beta-oxidative pathway of fatty acids
Unit III: 


 Primary and Secondary structure of Proteins, Amino acids-Structure;

Catabolism of amino acids- Oxidative Deamination, Transamination,  Decarboxylation, Synthesis of Urea (Ornithine cycle)

Unit IV: 
  • pH and Buffers
  • Bioenergetics (Thermodynamic laws and ATP);
  • Vitamins

 Fat soluble & Water soluble vitamins (Source, Function and Deficiency)

Unit V: 
  • Enzymes: Classification

  • Mechanism of Enzyme action, activation energy

  • Kinetics (Michaelis-Menten Equation)

  • Factors affecting enzyme action

  • Enzyme Inhibition

Essential Readings: 
  • Principles of Biochemistry; Smith; Mc Graw Hill, New York.
  • Textbook of Medical Biochemistry; Ramakrishnan, S. Prasanan, K.G and Rajan, R; Orient Longman, Madras
  • Conn, E.E. and Stuff, P.K. Outlines of Biochemistry, John Wiley New York.
  • Donald Voet and Judith G. Voet Biochemistry, John Wiley and Sons., New York.
  • Lubert Stryer, Biochemistry International Student edition W.H. Freeman and Company, New York.
  • Metzler, D. Biochemistry, Academic Press.
  • Leninger, A.D. Principles of Biochemistry, CBS Publishers and Distributors, Shahdra, Delhi.
  • Jain,J.L. Fundamentals of Biochemistry ,S.Chand publishers New Delhi.
  • Murray, R.K., Harper’s Biochemisttry; Appleton and Lange , Norwalk,Connecticut.
  • Text Book of Medical Physiology; Chatterjee, M.N and Shinde, R.; Jaypee brothers.
  • Berg, J. M., Tymoczko, J. L. and Stryer, L. (2006). Biochemistry. VI Edition. W.H Freeman and Co.
  • Nelson, D. L., Cox, M. M. and Lehninger, A.L. (2009). Principles of Biochemistry. IV Edition. W.H. Freeman and Co.
  • Murray, R.K., Granner, D.K., Mayes, P.A. and Rodwell, V.W. (2009). Harper’s Illustrated Biochemistry. XXVIII Edition. Lange Medical Books/Mc Graw Hill.



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