ch14(glycol)n2-jdr - 4/11/2011 Some Key Chemistry Concepts...

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4/11/2011 1 Some Key Chemistry Concepts A brief interlude on digestion Metabolic pathways Ta daa…. .glycolysis Chemical Concepts In chapter 6, enzymes, we worked out some general principles of enzyme action. In studying metabolism we will look at some more specific examples of chemistry. Bond making and breaking often involves attacks by nucleophiles or electrophiles. or Metal ion
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4/11/2011 2 Some categories of biochemical reactions: Group-transfer reactions Redox reactions Elimination / Isomerization / Rearrangement reactions Making or Breaking - C- C - bonds Group transfer with nucleophilic attack and transition state intermediate
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3 The molecular formula and redox reactions of the coenzyme flavin adenine dinucleotide (FAD). Elimination, isomerization, rearrangement Eliminations create double bonds; multiple mechanisms may be used. Isomerization involves INTRAmolecular hydrogen shifts. Rearrangements produced an altered
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ch14(glycol)n2-jdr - 4/11/2011 Some Key Chemistry Concepts...

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