C7150 Regulation of metabolism

Faculty of Science
autumn 2021
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 2 credit(s) (fasci plus compl plus > 4). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught online.
doc. Mgr. Tomáš Kašparovský, Ph.D. (lecturer)
RNDr. Jitka Kašparovská, Ph.D. (assistant)
Mgr. Natálie Nádeníčková (assistant)
Guaranteed by
doc. Mgr. Tomáš Kašparovský, Ph.D.
Department of Biochemistry - Chemistry Section - Faculty of Science
Supplier department: Department of Biochemistry - Chemistry Section - Faculty of Science
C4182 Biochemistry II || C3580 Biochemistry || C5720 Biochemistry
Elementary biochemistry
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
Control of metabolism. A follow-up lecture course of dynamic biochemistry and pathobiochemistry for MSc (and also PhD) and Bc students of biochemistry and molecular biology and also of general biology, chemistry and medicine.
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course, students should be able to: - describe and explain the main metabolic pathways in bacteria and eukaryots; - analyze the control mechanisms engaged in the coordination of catabolic and anabolic processes at the level of whole organism; - reproduce and present their extended knowledge of dynamic biochemistry and enzymology; - demonstrate new information on biomedical aspects of biochemistry.
  • I. Biochemical regulations at the molecular level. 1. Overview of the basic types of biochemical regulation mechanisms. 2. Allosteric regulations - generally. (Models of allosteric interactions - concerted (symmetrical model) and sequential. Cooperative binding, homotropic and heterotropic interactions). 3. Hemoglobin (Hb) as a prototype of an allosteric protein. (Biological function of Hb, differences between Hb and myoglobin. Changes in quaternary structure of Hb on oxygenation. The Bohr effect - the influence of H+ and CO2 concentrations on the affinity of hemoglobin for oxygen. The effect of 2,3-bisphosphoglycerate on the binding of oxygen by Hb). 4. Allosteric control of enzyme activity of aspartate transcarbamoylase (ATCase). (The function of ATCase, biological significance of the allosteric regulation. Dissociation of catalytic and regulatory subunits of ATCase. Structural basis of allosteric interactions in ATCase). 5. Regulation of bacterial biosynthesis of aminoacids. (Types of feedback inhibition of branched metabolic pathways). 6. Reversible covalent modification of enzymes. (The role of phosphorylation and dephosphorylation reactions in control processes. Modulation of glutamine synthetase activity by reversible covalent modification). 7. Modulation of enzyme activity by regulatory proteins. (Control of covalent modification of glutamine synthetase by enzyme cascade). 8. Activation of zymogens by specific proteolytic cleavage. (Activation of trypsinogen and chymotrypsinogen. The cascade of proteolytic activation of zymogens in the process of blood clotting. The role for vitamin K in the biosynthesis of prothrombin. Complex regulation of blood clotting). II. Control of metabolism at the level of whole organism. 9. Overview of the metabolic pathways. (From the macromolecules of food to ATP). 10. Glycolysis. (Allosteric control of key enzymes in glycolysis). 11. Regulation of the metabolism of glycogen. (Overview of the reactions of glycogen biosynthesis and breakdown. Structural basis of the control of enzymes engaged in glycogen metabolism. Integration of control mechanisms - maintaining the blood glucose level constant). 12. Citric acid cycle. The respiratory chain and oxidative phosphorylation. 13. Regulation of ATP synthesis. (ATP synthase. Adenine nucleotide translocase. Na+,K+ -ATPase as an example of ionic pump).
  • SILBERNAGL, Stefan and Agamemnon DESPOPOULOS. Atlas fyziologie člověka : 201 barevných tabulí. Translated by Otomar Kittnar. 4. české vydání. Praha: Grada Publishing, 2016. xv, 434. ISBN 9788024742717. info
  • KRAUSS, Gerhard. Biochemistry of signal transduction and regulation. 5th, completely rev. ed. Weinheim: Wiley-VCH, 2014. xxviii, 81. ISBN 9783527333660. info
  • KOOLMAN, Jan and Klaus-Heinrich RÖHM. Barevný atlas biochemie. Translated by Vladimír Benda - Martin Vejražka - Jiří Jonák. 1. české vydání. Praha: Grada, 2012. xiv, 498. ISBN 9788024729770. info
  • KITTNAR, Otomar and Mikuláš MLČEK. Atlas fyziologických regulací. 1. vyd. Praha: Grada, 2009. 316 s. ISBN 9788024727226. info
  • HOLEČEK, Milan. Regulace metabolizmu cukrů, tuků, bílkovin a aminokyselin. 1. vyd. Praha: Grada, 2006. 286 s. ISBN 8024715627. info
Teaching methods
Series of lectures
Assessment methods
Writing examination. According to epidemiological measures, either on-site or remotely.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every week.
Note related to how often the course is taught: blokově.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2007 - for the purpose of the accreditation, Autumn 1999, Autumn 2010 - only for the accreditation, Autumn 2000, Autumn 2001, Autumn 2002, Autumn 2003, Autumn 2004, Autumn 2005, Autumn 2006, Autumn 2007, Autumn 2008, Autumn 2009, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2011 - acreditation, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, autumn 2017, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019, Autumn 2020.
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