Details of LS4203 (Spring 2017)

Level: 4 Type: Theory Credits: 3.0

Course CodeCourse NameInstructor(s)
LS4203 Advanced Biochemistry and Cellular Metabolism Sankar Maiti


  • Metabolism of Carbohydrates:
    Degradation and digestion of carbohydrates, Glycolysis, Tricarboxylic acid cycle, Phosphogluconate pathway, Glyoxylate pathway, Pentose phosphate pathway, Cori cycle, Calvin cycle, Gluconeogenesis, Glycogenolysis, Disorders of carbohydrate metabolism

  • Bioenergetics: High-energy compounds, Chemical potentials, Electrochemical potentials, Electron transport system and oxidative phosphorylation, Regulation of ATP production, Photophosphorylation

  • Metabolism of Lipids:
    Oxidation and synthesis of fatty acids, Choloesterol synthesis, Formation of ketone bodies, Integration of lipid metabolism, Acetic acid as a central precursor for biosynthesis of lipids, Disorder of lipid metabolism

  • Metabolism of Amino Acids and Proteins: Metabolism of Amino Acids and Proteins, Biosynthesis and degradation of amino acids, Urea cycle, Disorders of amino acid metabolism

  • Metabolism of Nucleic Acids:
    Metabolism of nucleotides, Abnormalities in nucleic acid metabolism

  • Integration of Metabolism: Hormonal regulation of metabolism

  • Secondary metabolites and metabolic engineering


  1. D. Nelson and Cox, Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry, Mcmillan, (2012)

  2. Jeremy M. Berg, John L. Tymoczko, Lubert Stryer, Biochemistry, W.H. Freeman, (2011)

  3. Robert K. Murray, David A. Bender, Kathleen M. Botham, Peter J. Kennelly, Victor W. Rodwell and P. Anthony Weil, Harpers Illustrated Biochemistry, McGraw Hill, (2012)

Course Credit Options

Sl. No.ProgrammeSemester NoCourse Choice
1 IP 2 Not Allowed
2 IP 4 Core
3 IP 6 Not Allowed
4 MR 2 Not Allowed
5 MR 4 Not Allowed
6 MS 8 Core
7 RS 1 Elective
8 RS 2 Elective