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Education Courses Veterinary biochemistry II

Veterinary biochemistry II

Language
English
Nature
mandatory
Method of evaluation
semi-final examination
Year in the curriculum
2
Semester in the curriculum
2
Credits
6
Lectures
45
Practical lessons
15
Documents
Documents
Allow for
  • Vet EN

Course description

Intermediary metabolism: carbohydrates, amino acids, lipids. Biochemistry of different organs. Biochemistry of ruminants. Role of vitamins in the intermediary metabolism. Special focus on the veterinary clinical aspects of Biochemistry and the molecular basis of metabolic diseases.

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 Biochemistry II. lectures in the spring semester of the academic year 2023/2024 are the followings:

Date Topic Lecturer
5-8 February Amino acid metabolism. Detoxification of ammonia: urea cycle, alternative pathways. Decarboxylation of amino acids, biogenic amines. Dr. Mackei Máté
12-15 February Biologically relevant peptides. Structure and function of hemoglobin. Porphyrine metabolism: synthesis and degradation. Myoglobin, catalase, peroxidase, cytochromes. Iron metabolism. Dr. Mátis Gábor**
19-22 February Synthesis and degradation of purine and pyrimidine nucleotides. Synthesis of deoxyribonucleotides. Resynthesis of nucleotides. Dr. Mátis Gábor
26-29 February Role and chemical structure of fats. Absorption and transport of fats. The lipolysis. Degradation of fatty acids: beta-oxidation of even-carbon, odd-carbon and unsaturated fatty acids. Dr. Mackei Máté
4-7 March Ketogenesis, ketolysis. Biochemical background of ketosis. Synthesis of even-carbon, odd-carbon and unsaturated fatty acids. Dr. Mackei Máté
11-14 March Lipogenesis. Steroids: structure and function of cholesterol. Synthesis of cholesterol. The metabolism of bile acids and steroid hormones. Dr. Mackei Máté
18-21 March Role of the liver: intermediary metabolism, secretion; detoxification: synthesis, oxidation, reduction, hydrolysis, conjugation. Biochemistry of muscle, brain, adipose tissue and kidney. Dr. Mackei Máté
25-28 March EASTER HOLIDAY, NO LECTURE
1-4 April* Carbohydrate metabolism of ruminants: degradation of dietary carbohydrates, production of the volatile fatty acids. Absorption and metabolism of the volatile fatty acids in the ruminants’ tissues. Dr. Papp-Sebők Csilla
8-13 April Metabolism of nitrogen-containing compounds in ruminants. Lipid metabolism of ruminants. Ketosis of the ruminants. Biochemistry of milk production. Dr. Mackei Máté
15-18 April Vitamins in general. Biochemistry of retinol (vitamin A). Dr. Mackei Máté
22-25 April Biochemistry of calcipherol (vitamin D), tocopherol (vitamin E) and phylloquinon (vitamin K). Dr. Mackei Máté
29 April – 2 May Biochemistry of essential fatty acids, thiamine (vitamin B1), riboflavin (vitamin B2) and niacinamide (vitamin B3). Dr. Mackei Máté
6-9 May Biochemistry of pantothenic acid (vitamin B5), pyridoxine (vitamin B6), biotin (vitamin B7) and folic acid (vitamin B9). Dr. Mackei Máté
13-16 May Biochemistry of cobalamin (vitamin B12), ascorbic acid (vitamin C) and lipotropic factors. Dr. Mackei Máté

Budapest, 25 January 2024

Practical lessons theme

Spring semester, academic year 2023/2024

BIOCHEMISTRY II. in English

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

Lab No Subject Date Groups
VI. Biological oxidation 12-16 February
19-23 February
2,4,6,8,10 1,3,5,7,9
VII. Blood sugar level and its regulation (online) 26 February – 1 March
4-8 March
2,4,6,8,10 1,3,5,7,9
VIII. Hemoglobin 11-15 March
18-22 March
2,4,6,8,10 1,3,5,7,9
EASTERN HOLIDAY

NO PRACTICAL

25-29 March
NO PRACTICAL 1-5. April
IX. Lipids 8-12 April

15-19 April

2,4,6,8,10

1,3,5,7,9

X. Vitamins 22-26 April 2,4,6,8,10
NO PRACTICAL 29. April -3 May
X. Vitamins 6-10 May 1,3,5,7,9
Additional practicals 13-14. May

Additional practicals:

Labs IX. – X.: 13 May, start: 1200 – 1500

Labs VI. – VIII.: 14 May, start: 1200 – 1500

 

Júlia Vörösházi (E-mail: Voroshazi.Julia@univet.hu) is responsible for the biochemical practicals in English.

For lab change request and further information, please contact: Voroshazi.Julia@univet.hu

Budapest, 25 January 2024

Evaluation description

Spring semester, academic year 2023/2024

BIOCHEMISTRY II. in English

Students will be hereby informed that the prevalent qualification system and requirements in subject Biochemistry II. for the spring semester are as follows:

  • Regular visiting of the lectures (no more than 3 unjustified absences can be accepted)
  • Successful performance of all laboratory courses
  • Completion of 60% of the maximal scores in the laboratory courses
  • 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 Department.

 

The date of the midterm test: 10 April 2024 at 715.

Retake of the midterm: 2 May 2024 at 715.

Extra retake (from whole Biochemistry II): 17 May 2024 at 715.

The competition in Biochemistry will be held on: 10 May 2024, 1515 – 1800

Consultation possibility after registration: E-mail: Mackei.Mate@univet.hu

 

BIOCHEMISTRY II EXAM DATES in English 2023/24/2

The date of the midterm test: 26th August 2024 10:00

Biochemistry 2 written exams: 
  • 27th August starts at 9.00
  • 30th August starts at 9.00
Biochemistry 2 oral exams:
  • 28th and 30th August starts at 7.30
  • 2nd and 4th September starts at 7.30
The offices can be found in the Rottenbiller street 50. on the 1st floor at the end of the corridor on the right.

Budapest, 2 July 2024