CHEM 1515 Abby's Master Class Notes

CHEM 1515 Abby's Master Class Notes - 1 BIOCHEMISTRY NOTES...

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1 BIOCHEMISTRY NOTES 2005 These notes have been taken from my first quarter biochemistry class and are basically an outline of the notes presented by Dr. Silverman. They have yet to be edited by him. To the best of my knowledge, this information is correct. There may be errors, so I recommend comparing these with your own notes and the Lippincott review book. I plan on adding to these notes and am in the process of creating accompanying drawings. If you have any suggestions, please email me at abigaildahl@bellsouth.net. Best of Luck! (Dr.) Abby Dahl, D.V.M. I. INTRODUCTION A. How to get an “A” in Biochemistry. 1. GO TO CLASS! You will learn how Dr. Silverman thinks AND you’ll learn what you need to know for Boards. These notes are not all inclusive. If something in these notes contradicts Dr. Silverman, always get it clarified and go with what Dr. S. says. 2. Dr. Silverman explains things before he goes over the PowerPoints he hands out. Sometimes it’s hard to know where to take notes. I recommend listening and writing down “Georges”, then reorganizing your notes to correlate to the handout. 3. Who is “George”? o In class, Dr. Silverman uses “George” to denote the basics that YOU MUST KNOW! o These are things that you must be able to not only regurgitate, but to interpret and use. o If you don’t understand a “George”, get someone to explain it to you! 4. Woodchips? When Dr. Silverman says “woodchips”, he is talking about stuff that our bodies can’t use (fiber, cellulose, etc.) Further explanation is given as to why we can’t use woodchips later in the course. Think, for example, people can’t get nutrients from grass/ roughage. FYI; cows and horses eat grass even though they can’t actually break down woodchips either; the little microorganisms in their gut break down the fiber, extracting the calories & nutrients for the animal’s body to use. 5. What is Ishkabibble? Ishkabibble is a non-specific, generic substance that Dr. Silverman uses to see if you truly understand a GEORGE. He tells you what you need to know about Ishkabibble to draw certain conclusions. For example: Ishkabibble is a polar molecule. From this statement, we can determine that ishkabbile, in this instance, is hydrophilic (loves water), soluble in water, and ionic. 6. What about exams?!? Don’t worry about exam questions! If you go to class and understand George you will have no problems.
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2 Dr. Silverman hands out an exam preparation guide before the first test. Read it, it has great advice.
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3 B. Basics 1. Definition of Biochemistry: the study of the molecular basis of life. 2. Classes of Macromolecules
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4 a. Proteins b. Carbohydrates (CHOs) c. Lipids (Fats) d. Nucleic Acids (As in DNA) 3. Homeostasis = Conditions in the internal environment are maintained within certain limits. a.
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This note was uploaded on 11/21/2011 for the course CHEM 1515 taught by Professor Bertsilverman during the Summer '10 term at Life Chiropractic College West.

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