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Education Courses Veterinary biochemistry I

Veterinary biochemistry I

Method of evaluation
practical grade
Year in the curriculum
Semester in the curriculum
Practical lessons
veterinary (English)
Allow for
  • Vet EN

Course description

Homeostasis in the animal organism, transport processes across the biological membrane, characterization, and regulation of the enzymatic reactions. Basic knowledge of molecular biology.

Important note: All the PPT presentations are available on the Moodle page of the subject.


Lectures theme

Students are hereby informed that the topics of the VETERINARY Biochemistry 1. lectures in the fall semester of the academic year 2023/2024 are the followings:

Date Topic Lecturer
Week 1 Introduction. Structure of the biological membranes. Dr. Mackei Máté
Week 2 Transport across the biological membranes. Classification and structure of the proteinogenic amino acids. The peptide bond. Dr. Mackei Máté
Week 3 General characterization and structure of proteins. Denaturation and renaturation of proteins. Classification of proteins. Structural proteins: collagen, elastin, keratin. Dr. Mackei Máté
Week 4 Characterization of enzymes. Mechanism of enzyme action. Reversibility of enzymatic reactions. Factors influencing the velocity of enzymatic reactions. The regulation of the enzyme activity. The inhibition of the enzyme activity. Nomenclature, classification and cellular localization of enzymes. Dr. Mackei Máté
Week 5 Structure of nucleotides. The structure and function of DNA. Replication of DNA in prokaryotes. Dr. Mátis Gábor
Week 6 Replication of DNA in eukaryotes. Mutations, repair mechanisms. The structure of the transcription unit in prokaryotes and eukaryotes. Dr. Mackei Máté
Week 7 Transcription and its regulation in prokaryotes and eukaryotes. Structure of the ribosomes. Activation of the amino acids. The translation in eukaryotes. Dr. Mackei Máté
Week 8 The translation in prokaryotes. Posttranslational modifications of proteins. Recombinant DNA technology and biotechnology: aims, tools, steps and application possibilities. Dr. Mackei Máté
Week 10 General introduction to the intermediary metabolism. Biological oxidation. Conservation of metabolic energy in the cell: high energy phosphates. Metabolism of creatine. Chemistry of carbohydrates. Dr. Mátis Gábor
Week 11 Glycogen metabolism: glycogenolysis and glycogenesis. The glucagon and insulin signalling pathways. The pentose phosphate pathway. Dr. Mátis Gábor / Dr. Márton Rege
Week 12 Blood sugar level and its regulation. Metabolism of fructose and galactose. Dr. Márton Rege / Dr. Tráj Patrik
Week 13 Glycolysis and gluconeogenesis. Glycerol phosphate shuttle. Pasteur effect. Cori cycle. The oxidation of pyruvate to acetyl CoA. Dr. Mackei Máté
Week 14 The citric acid cycle. The respiratory chain and the oxidative phosphorylation. Dr. Mackei Máté
Week 15 Amino acid metabolism: essential amino acids; transamination, oxidative deamination. Dr. Mackei Máté

Budapest, 25th August 2023

Practical lessons theme

Fall semester, academic year 2023/2024

Students are hereby informed that the order and dates of the laboratory practicals in Veterinary Biochemistry 1. are as follows:

Laboratory practical Subject Date Group
I. Blood plasma 18-22 September
25-29 September


II. Proteins 2-6 October
9-13 October


III. General properties of enzymes 17-20 October
23-27 October


IV. Digestive enzymes 6-10 November
13-17 November
2,4,6,8,10 1,3,5,7,9
V. Nucleic acids 27 Nov – 1 Dec

4 -8 December



Make-up practicals:    Practicals III-V.

11th Dec (Monday), starting is possible between 1200 – 1400 o’clock.

Practicals I., II.

12th Dec (Tuesday), starting is possible between 1200 – 1400 o’clock.

Dr. Papp-Sebők Csilla, professor assistant (E-mail: is responsible for the biochemical labs in English. For lab change request and further information please contact:

Regarding lab safety, it is obligatory for every student to read and watch the provided narrated PPT files, which can be found in the Moodle system.


Budapest, 25th August 2023

Evaluation description

Students are hereby informed that the prevalent qualification system and requirements in subject “Veterinary Biochemistry 1.” for the fall semester of the academic year 2023/2024 are as follows:

  • Regular personal or online visiting of the lectures
  • Successful performance of all laboratory practicals
  • Completion of 60% of the maximal scores in the laboratory practicals
  • Completion of 60% of the maximal scores on the written midterm test

The complete qualification system of the subject can be downloaded from the webpage of the Division of Biochemistry:

The date of the midterm test: 8th November 2023 at 715 am

Retake: 29th November 2023 at 715 am

Last chance retake (from whole Biochemistry I): 15th December 2023 at 715 am

Consultation possibility: online (E-mail: )

Budapest, 25th August 2023



The date of the midterm test: 11th March 2024 7:15

15th April 2024, 7:15

Extra retake: 16th May 2024, 7:15-8:00

Budapest, 25 January 2024