Inorganic Biochemistry
Course code
old course code
Course title in Estonian
Bioanorgaaniline keemia
Course title in English
Inorganic Biochemistry
ECTS credits
Assessment form
lecturer of 2022/2023 Spring semester
Kalle Truus (language of instruction:Estonian)
lecturer of 2023/2024 Autumn semester
Not opened for teaching. Click the study programme link below to see the nominal division schedule.
Course aims
To give profound knowledge about the role of inorganic component in living organisms.
Brief description of the course
Macro-, micro- and ultramicroelements, their role in Nature. The elements essential for living organisms. Physico-chemical characterization of metal ions in biological systems, their dynamics and transport. Metallo-proteins and enzymes, complexes of metals with nucleic acids. The role of non-metals (F, I, As, S, etc) in living systems. Optimal, under-and over-concentration of the elements.
Learning outcomes in the course
Upon completing the course the student:
- has conception of the chemical composition of living matter;
- has knowledge about the fundamental role of the chemical elements and inorganic ions in the Nature.
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