Chemistry and function, isolation and purification of polysaccharides. Molecular weight

determination and analytical methods for structural determination of polysaccharides.

Biochemistry of important oligosaccharides and polysaccharides Degradation and digestion

of carbohydrates - sugars, storage polysaccharides and cell walls. Glycolysis, the

tricarboxylic acid cycle, the phosphogluconate pathway, the glycoxylate pathway; the pentose

phosphate pathway and the Cori cycle: the Calvin pathway. Glucogenesis, Glycogenolysis

and glyconeogenesis. Regulation of carbohydrate metabolism. Disorders of carbohydrate


Level of Study: 300 Level