BIOCHEMISTRY OF NUTRITION

BIO/10 - 6 CFU - 2° Semester

Teaching Staff

VALERIA SORRENTI
Email: sorrenti@unict.it
Office: Ed. 2 Dip. Scienze del Farmaco, Sezione di Biochimica, II piano
Phone: 095-7384115
Office Hours: Martedì e giovedì dalle 10:00 alle 12:00 in presenza o a distanza tramite piattaforma Microsoft Teams (codice sxrkfjk) come riportato nella pagina del sito docente (https://www.di3a.unict.it/docenti/valeria.sorrenti) . Si consiglia di inviare email


Course Structure

Face-to-face lessons (42 hours).Should teaching be carried out in mixed mode or remotely, it may be necessary to introduce changes with respect to previous statements, in line with the programme planned and outlined in the syllabus.



Detailed Course Content

Food and human nutrition .

-The Need of energy :Energy Function of food, Hints of Bioenergetics

-Vitamins and minerals in food.

-Digestion and absorption of carbohydrates.

-Digestion and absorption of lipids.

-Digestion and absorption of proteins.

-Metabolic fate of carbohydrates, lipids and proteins in food .

-Nutritional considerations on the metabolism of carbohydrates .

-Nutritional considerations on lipid metabolism .

-Nutritional considerations on protein metabolism .

-Signal transduction

-Metabolic integration of carbohydrates, lipids and proteins; metabolic regulation in the feeding- fasting cycle

-Nutrition and health:

• Free radicals and oxidative stress; Food as a source of antioxidants

• Nutrigenomics



Textbook Information

1. G. Arienti.Le basi molecolari della nutrizione. Ed. PICCIN

2. U. Leuzzi, E. Bellocco, D. Barreca.Biochimica della nutrizione. Ed. ZANICHELLI

3. N. Siliprandi, G. Tettamanti .BIOCHIMICA MEDICA. Ed.PICCIN

 

VERIFICATION OF LEARNING

Oral interview to verify the achievement of the training objectives. The relevance of the answers to the questions asked, the level of depth of the topic, and the ability to connect between the different topics covered by the program will constitute elements of evaluation. Learning assessment may also be carried out on line, should the conditions require it.


EXAMPLES OF FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS AND / OR EXERCISES
Metabolic fate of sugars
Exogenous antioxidants: Lycopene
Food induced thermogenesis
Microelements: Iron
Dietary regimes: Mediterranean diet

 

 






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