Exam I/Biochem II
This list is meant to be a fairly comprehensive representation of the material that we covered in
class and for which I will hold you responsible.
Of course, you are responsible for all material
presented in class, whether spoken, written in the lecture outlines, shown on slides or given a
end-of-chapter questions unless otherwise stated in class.
Be able to calculate the K
’) for competitive, uncompetitive, and mixed inhibitors.
with this is a requirement to know, if unidentified, which curve in the Lineweaver-Burke plot
represents the curve in the absence of an inhibitor, and the curves that are shown in the presence
of the inhibitors (at various concentrations).
Also be able to identify which of several inhibitors
is the best inhibitor of an enzyme based on the K
Be able to distinguish triglycerides, phosphatidylcholine, sphingomyelin, ceramide,
sphingosine, cerebroside, gangliosides, phosphatidic acid, phosphatidylethanolamine,
phosphatidylserine, phosphatidylinositol, plasmologens, and platelet activating factor just be
looking at their structures.
Be able to provide a symbol to designate the number of carbon atoms in a fatty acid, whether
it is a saturated or unsaturated fatty acid, and, if an unsaturated fatty acid, the placement of
Given the symbol designation or name, be able to draw the fatty acid.
Know the common names for the fatty acids shown in the lecture notes (not the big table
shown in the book).
Develop systematic naming for C16 and C18 fatty acids given the