Fall+2008+Midterm - BME 221 Biophysical Chemistry, Fall...

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BME 221 Biophysical Chemistry, Fall 2008 Midterm Exam *note: these are the exam questions but not an exact copy of the midterm Q1) Explain the mechanism for the self-cleaning properties of lotus leaves. (6P) Q2) Imagine we ran out of oil and by metabolic engineering of bacteria, we would be able to produce several fuels in abundance. A. Which one of the following three compounds would be the best fuel for a combustion engine (such as a car engine)? (6P) (i) H 3 C-CH 2 -CH 2 -OH, (ii) H 3 C-CH 2 -COOH, (iii) HO-CH 2 -CH 2 -COOH. B. Explain. (6P) C. Given the problem of climate change, what is the drawback of all these fuels? (2P) D. What would be a fuel that would solve the problem you mentioned in C.? (2P) E. E xplain. (6P) Q3) In your first internship in a pharmaceutical company, you are working on developing a drug compound that binds to a protein that is responsible for pain reception. Let’s assume this protein has only one binding site for the compound you are exploring. Let’s assume that both the protein and the drug compound are very water soluble. You are given 100 µL of an aqueous solution that
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Fall+2008+Midterm - BME 221 Biophysical Chemistry, Fall...

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