Important Topics in Biochemistry for FMGE by Dr. Smily Pruthi

Biochemistry is undoubtedly a high-yielding subject in FMGE. Quite a good number of questions are always expected from this subject in FMGE, which makes it mandatory to thoroughly prepare this subject.

As most of you have begun your preparations for FMGE June & Dec 2019 session now, we approached the famous faculty of Biochemistry, Dr. Smily Pruthi to share important topics which are high yielding and should be focused on from the very beginning of the exam preparation.

Dr. Smily Pruthi MBBS, MD, is the Author of the best-selling book “Conceptual Review of Biochemistry”. In her years of teaching experience, she has helped thousands of UG, PG and FMGE aspirants.

Dr. Smily Pruthi has herself prepared the list of the important topics for the aspirants of FMGE.

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Important Topics in Biochemistry for FMGE

Carbohydrate Metabolism

  • Gluconeogenesis
  • HMP
  • Fructose Metabolism
  • Glycogen Storage diseases
  • Glycolysis
  • TCA cycle
  • Glycogenolysis
  • Cori’s Cycle
  • Malate Shuttle
  •  Fructose intolerance


  • Classification
  • Regulation
  • Kinetics

Amino acids and Proteins

  • Metabolism of Tyrosine & Tryptophan 
  • Essential and Non-essential Amino acids
  • Chaperones
  • Transamination & Urea cycle
  • Methods of detection of protein structures
  • Structures of proteins


  • Lipoproteins
  • Sphingolipids
  • Lysosomal storage disorder
  • Cholesterol synthesis
  • Omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids
  • Ketone body synthesis and utilization
  • Monounsaturated Fatty acid
  • Beta oxidation of fatty acids
  • Wolman disease

Molecular biology

  • Lac operon
  • DNA polymerase
  • PCR
  • DNA repair
  • Types of RNA
  • Codons
  • Post transcriptional modifications
  • Frame shift mutation
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Pyrimidine synthesis
  • Translation
  • Nucleotides
  • Lesch Nyhan Syndrome
  • Translation
  • Hybridisation techniques
  • Regulation  of gene expression
  • Watson and Crick model


  • Fuel for body in fed, fasting & starvation
  • Respiratory Quotient
  • Vitamins
  • Dietary fiber
  • Diabetes and insulin
  • Minerals


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