The objective of the lecture is getting to the students of biology the basic knowledge of biochemistry for their other biological education. After that course they should understand properties and functions of proteins, nucleic acids, carbohydrates and lipids, enzymology, metabolism and bioenergetics.
At the end of this course the students should theoretically understand biochemical processes undergoing in the living nature and also the methods of disintegration of animal, vegetal and microbial tissues, methods of isolation, purification of proteins, nucleic acids and other biopolymers, Methods for determination their purity and molecular properties, spectroscopic, electrochemical and physical methods of analysis in biochemistry. They should be able to apply these knowledges in their scientific research working on bachelor, master and PhD theses and finally during their following employment as well.
VOET, Donald and Judith G. VOET. Biochemistry. 3rd ed. Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons, 2004. xv, 1591. ISBN 0471392235. info
VOET, Donald, Judith G. VOET and Charlotte W. PRATT. Fundamentals of biochemistry : life at the molecular level. 3rd ed. Hoboken, N.J.: John Wiley & Sons, 2008. xxx, 1099. ISBN 9780470129302. info
VOET, Donald and Judith G. VOET. Biochemie. Translated by Arnošt Kotyk. 1. vyd. Praha: Victoria Publishing, 1995. S. II-XIV,. ISBN 80-85605-44-9. info
Glatz, Zdeněk Biochemie I-III. Podklady k přednáškám
Biochemie. Edited by Zdeněk Vodrážka. 2. opr. vyd. Praha: Academia, 1996. 191 s. ISBN 80-200-0600-1. info
BOYER, Rodney F. Concepts in biochemistry. 2nd ed. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 2002. xxv, 626. ISBN 0470003774. info
Lectures with a demontration of the taught topic by means of demonstration videos and programs that are available for the students on web page of this course.
The final exam is in the form of written test, which contains three questions, one from the static biochemistry, one from enzymology and one from metabolism and bioenergetics. The test also contains four chemical formulas of basic biochemical compounds, student should recognize them and write something about their functions. The time for the test is one hour, the grades are A to F on the basis of each question classification.