NUTR 443
Metabolism and Micro-Nutrients

David L. Gee, PhD
Professor of Food Science and Nutrition

Course Syllabus
Grading Policy
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Course Syllabus

NUTR 443 - Nutrition II

Course Description: (5 credits) Prerequisites, NUTR 341, Chem 113 or Chem Chem 372, Zool 270 or 342 or permission.  Effect of nutritional and physiological state on the regulation of carbohydrate, lipid, and protein metabolism.  Metabolic and physiological role of vitamins and mineral.

Instructor:      David L. Gee, Ph.D.
Office:             PE 109
Phone:             963-2772

Text:      Metabolism at a Glance, JG Salway          

Additional useful (optional) reading: The Medical Biochemistry Page.  Michael  W. King, PhD, Indiana University School of Medicine

Student Outcomes:

1. The student will have a basic understanding of the function and regulation of metabolic pathways as they relate to nutrition.

2. The student will understand how control of metabolic pathways in different organs are integrated in the intact animal.

3. The student will recognize the role of vitamins and minerals in metabolism and regulation.

4. The student will know the scientific principles of human nutrition in health and disease.

Grading Policy
Exam 1 Enzyme Regulation
Regulation of Carbohydrate Metabolism
100 points
Exam 2 Regulation of Lipid Metabolism
Overview of Protein Catabolism
100 points
Final Exam Vitamins
100 points
Weekly Quizzes Fridays, material from the past week 100 points
TOTAL 400 points

Letter Grade:

  >90% A's
  >80% B's
  >65% C's


Week Topic
1 Enzyme Regulation - an Overview 
Regulation of Carbohydrate Metabolism
2 Hormonal Regulation
3 Cori cycle
Glycogen metabolism
4 Pyruvate metabolism
5 Regulation of Lipid Metabolism
Fatty acid synthesis
6  Lipoprotein metabolism
 Adipose tissue
 (Cholesterol Homeostasis)
7 Protein Catabolism
8 Water Soluble Vitamins
9 Oxidant Tissue Injury and Nutritional Antioxidants
Fat Soluble Vitamins
10 Minerals