Structure of amino acid. Peptide bonds. Protein digestion and absorption.  Metabolism and transport of amino acids and proteins.

 Gamma glutamyl cycle. Detailed treatment of mechanism of deamination, transamination.

 The biochemical and clinical importance of Glutamate dehydrogenase, glutamate synthase and glutamine synthetase.

 Amino acid degradation including aromatic amino acids. Inborn errors of metabolism. Metabolism of uric acid.

  Fate of carbon skeleton of amino acid degradation. Urea cycle


Concept of nitrogen balance. Nitrogen turnover in cells.

 Intergration of compartmentation in intermediary metabolism. Metabolism of carbon compounds.



Level of Study: 200 Level