TBT4107 - Biochemistry 2


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Written examination 100/100 4 hours D

Course content

Biosynthesis of: triglycerides, phospholipids and isopentenyl derived lipids. Metabolism of aminoacids, 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. Laboratory exercises.

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 an coenzymes).
- Have a basic understanding of the mechanisms that regulate these processes on different levels.
- Have knowledge about basic biochemical methods/techniques.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures. Mandatory exercises with approved reports.

The expected number of hours spent on organised activities + 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.

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Course materials

D. L. Nelson, & M.M. Cox: Lehninger. Principles of Biochemistry, 7th edition. W.H. Freeman, 2017.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
TBT4105 7.5 01.09.2008
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

No.of lecture hours: 4
Lab hours: 2
No.of specialization hours: 6

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: Written examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Spring ORD Written examination 100/100 D INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
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