Biochemistry is the study of chemical
How does a doctor diagnosis a patent who may have had a heart attack? What is the background to the screening of newborn infants for inborn errors of metabolism? Medical biochemistry will emphasis on above topics and other related medical problems throughout whole course. The course will cover the following topics: 1. Structure, function and interrelationship of biomolecules and consequences of deviation from normal; 2. Basic and clinical aspects of enzymology and regulation of enzymatic activity; 3. Integration of the various aspects of metabolism, and their regulatory pathways; 4. Basic concepts about vitamins; 5. Basic concepts about hormones; 6. Hematic biochemistry; 7. Signal transduction；8.Molecular mechanisms of gene expression and regulation, the principles of genetic engineering and their application in medicine.
processes in living organisms. Biochemistry has become successful at explaining living processes that now almost all areas of the life sciences from botany to medicine are engaged in biochemical research.
Course leader: Professor Lihong Xu (email@example.com)