TBT4107 - Biochemistry 2


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 4 hours D

Course content

Biosynthesis of: triglycerides, phospholipids and isopentenyl derived lipids. Metabolism of amino acids, porphyrins and nucleotides. Regulation of the central metabolism on different levels: Substrate level, allostery, covalent modification, hormonal regulation, amplification cascade and signal transduction. Regulation on gene level: control and translation. Integrated metabolism and metabolic profiles in specific organs.

Learning outcome

After finishing this course the students are expected to:

  • Have an overview of the metabolisms of the most important groups of biomolecules (reactions and coenzymes).
  • Have a basic understanding of the mechanisms that regulate these processes on different levels.
  • Have knowledge about basic biochemical methods/techniques.
  • Have developed the ability to use this knowledge and understanding to solve relevant problems.

Learning methods and activities

Guided pre-lecture preparations. Lectures with discussions. Mandatory exercises with approved reports. Self-study. The expected number of hours spent on organized activities (lectures and exercises) + self-study is 210 hours.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises

Further on evaluation

If there is a re-sit examination, the examination form may be changed from written to oral.

Course materials

D. L. Nelson, & M.M. Cox: Lehninger. Principles of Biochemistry, 8th edition. W.H. Freeman, 2021.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
TBT4105 7.5 AUTUMN 2008
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Biotechnology and Food Science


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD School exam 100/100 D INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS School exam 100/100 D INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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