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Important Topics in Biochemistry for AIIMS-PG by Dr. Smily Pruthi

Apr 30, 2019

AIIMS-PG Jan 2020 session is scheduled to be held on 17th Nov. Hardly, a week is left and all the aspirants are busy in giving a final touch to their exam preparation.

To ease your revision for AIMS-PG, we approached the famous faculty of Biochemistry, Dr. Smily Pruthi to share important topics which are high-yielding & must be revised in the final days before AIIMS-PG.

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 AIIMS-PG.

Important Topics in Biochemistry for AIIMS-PG




  • Glycogen Storage diseases
  • Glycolysis
  • TCA cycle
  • Glycogen Metabolism
  • Gluconeogenesis
  • Mucopolysaccharidosis
  • Glucose transporters
  • Lactose intolerance
  • Test for carbohydrates


  • Michaelis Menton Graph
  • Regulation
  • Kinetics

Amino acids and Proteins

  • Metabolism of Tyrosine, tryptophan & phenylalanine
  • Positively charged and negatively charged amino acids
  • Titration curves
  • Isoelectric pH
  • Essential and Non-essential Amino acids
  • Chaperones
  • Transamination & Urea cycle
  • Methods of detection of protein structures
  • Collagen
  • Heme Synthesis
  • Inborn errors of metabolism
  • Phenylketonuria


  • Sphingolipids
  • Cholesterol synthesis
  • Omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids
  • Ketone body synthesis and utilization
  • Rothera’s test
  • Lipoproteins
  • Fatty acid synthesis
  • Hormone sensitive lipase
  • Beta oxidation of fatty acids

Molecular biology

  • PCR and RT PCR
  • DNA repair
  • Codons
  • Post transcriptional modifications
  • Post translational modifications
  • Mutation
  • Heterochromatin
  • Klenow fragment
  • Mitochondrial DNA
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Pyrimidine synthesis
  • Translation
  • Nucleotides
  • DNA methylation
  • Genomic Imprinting
  • Hybridisation techniques
  • Blue white assay


  • Fuel for body in fed, fasting & starvation
  • Respiratory Quotient
  • Vitamins
  • Source of energy for muscles
  • Diabetes and insulin
  • Zellweger syndrome
  • Thermogenic effect

 “Effort is important, but knowing where to make an effort makes all the difference”

Dr. Smily insists all the app users to go through the Biochem Handout (high-yielding) for easy & quick revision, which are already provided in the welcome mail sent to the app subscribers.

Go and give your best shot.


For more such tips & detailed video discussion on complete Biochem, download Biochemistry by Dr. Smily

With the launch of this app, she aims to make sure you never Biochemistry again, understand the concepts and fall in love with the subject.

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Best Wishes

Dr. Smily