Metabolic Biochemistry
PHA 6452 Metabolic Biochemistry


This is a 3-credit course.


This book-based course will introduce students to the principles of anabolic and catabolic pathways and cellular energy efficiency. The course also provides an understanding of the biological, physical and chemical processes for each reaction pathway.


Please review our recommended course order.


Module Topic
Module 1 Amino Acids, Peptides and Proteins
Module 2 Protein Structure and Function
Module 3 Enzymes
Module 4 Carbohydrates
Module 5 Lipids
Module 6 Bioenergetics
Module 7 Glycolysis
Module 8 Citric Acid Cycle
Module 9 Oxidation of Fatty Acids
Module 10 Amino Acid Degradation and the Urea Cycle
Module 11 Oxidative Phosphorylation
Module 12 Gluconeogenesis and Hormonal Regulation
Module 13 Lipid Biosynthesis
Module 14 Biosynthesis of Amino Acids and Nucleotides
Module 15 Integration and Hormonal Regulation of Metabolism

Required Materials

Required text:
Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry 8th Edition
by David L. Nelson, Michael M. Cox
Publisher: MacMillan Learning; 8th edition (2021)
E-book ISBN:  9781319322342 
Loose-Leaf ISBN:  9781319381479 
Paperback ISBN:  9781319228002 

Please note: this is the same text that is required for  Principles of Nucleotide Activity, PHA 6535 

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