COURSE CODE: VBB 201
COURSE TITLE: Biochemistry of Enzymes, Carbohydrates & lipids
NUMBER OF UNITS: 3 Units
COURSE DURATION: Three hours per week
Course Coordinator: Dr (Mrs) Funmilola Clara Thomas DVM., M.Sc.
Office Location: Glass house, COLVET
Other Lecturers: Dr Babatunde Samuel Okediran B.Sc., DVM., M.Sc
Relevance of biochemistry to veterinary medicine. Biochemistry of the living cell. PH and buffers. Enzymes: nature, properties and functions; enzyme kinetics; Allosteric effects; Coenzymes; structure and role in cellular metabolism. Enzyme assay in clinical veterinary medicine. Chemistry and biochemistry of carbohydartes of importance in vet. medicine; Metabolism of carbohydrates: Glycolysis [Embden-Meyerhof pathway]. Metabolism of fructose and galactose. Kreb’s(citric acid) cycle, Glycoxylate cycle. Alternate pathways of carbohydrate oxidation. The Uronic acid pathway. Metabolism of glycogen. Disorders of carbohydrate metabolism. The electron transport chain and oxidative phosphorylation. Lipids; classification, chemistry and functions; digestion, absorbtion and transportation. Lipoproteins etc. Biosynthesis of fatty acids; the triacylglycerols. Degradation of triacylglycerols, phospholipids and
sphingolipids. β-oxidation of fatty acids. Ketone bodies and ketosis. Metabolism of cholesterol. Primary disorders of plasma lipoproteins (dyslipoproteinemias). Biochemistry of prostaglandins.