BIOE 110, Fall 2015
Due 9/11/2015 at 5 pm to my office
1) (15 points) What are the dissociation states of aspartate (you will need to look up
the structure) (draw the complete dissociation reaction(s)? What are the pKs for
the dissociation states of
Solutions to Questions
1. Veins and capillaries are both low-pressure vessels. Why do veins typically have thicker,
stronger walls than capillaries?
From LaPlaces Law, we learn that the tension in the vessel wall (T) is related to th
7. In the previous problem, does the value of V that you determine equal the volume of the
person? Does this make sense to you?
The volume considered in problem #6 considers the concentration of the tracer chemical in
the blood, thus the extrapola
Due Monday, 9/28, 5 pm to my office
1) (10 points) Draw a schematic of a plot of the Michaelis-Menten equation for a particular enzymesubstrate pair. Label all axes. Indicate Km and Vmax values on the graph.
a. On the same plot, show the
Due Thursday 10/22, 5 pm, my office
1) (9 points) Given that the extracellular concentraiton of Cl- is approximately 120 mM, what is the intracellular
concentration if the Nernst potential for Cl- is 39 mV?
Apply the equation above.
PRE-HOMEWORK PART 2
1. What is the website address?
The website address of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE)
2. What is the mission of the society?
The mission of this organization is to stand up fo
BIOE 110, Fall 2016
Due 9/23/2016 at 5 pm to Whitaker 370
(15 points) What are the dissociation states of glutamate (you will need to look up the structure) (draw
the complete dissociation reaction(s)? What are the pKs for the dissociation states
HW #1, worth 100 points
Due: Thursday, 9/10/2015, 5 pm to my office. Printed copies only please.
(8 points) It is highly conceivable that life expectancy will continue to go up. In fact there was
an advertisement recently that stated that the
10 November 2015
SynCardia Total Artificial Heart
As the population of the world ages, the amount of failing human hearts increases causing a
greater need for more and more heart transplants. However, due
Ionic Bonds: formed when electrons are transferred from on atom to another atom
Covalent Bonds: sharing of electrons between atoms; can be polar or nonpolar
Van der Waals: weak, non-covalent interactions
Hydrogen Bonding: + hydrogen atom attracted to - Ni
BIOE 110 Study Guide for Exam 2
How do enzymes work? Consider Gibbs free energy, etc.
Proteins that catalyze reactions
speeds up chemical reactions without affecting G
o allows thermodynamically favorable but kinetically slow reactions to occur
HW #2, worth 100 points
Due: 9/6/2016, 5 pm to Whitaker 370. Hard copies only please.
(15 points) It is highly conceivable that life expectancy will continue to go up. In fact there
was an advertisement recently that stated that the first pers
Name: Daniel Reilly
Take Home Exam (150 points)
Due Monday, 12/16, by 5 pm to my office (printed copy, please) you may type your
answers, however, but I do require a hard copy.
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The heart is the center of the circulatory system pumping on average five liters of
blood a minute (Bianco). Blood carries oxygen throughout the body and removes carbon
dioxide. If there are blockages in the arteries from the heart, such as
23 October 2014
Genetic Recombination and Production of Galectin-4
The human body operates under the control of countless proteins on the cellular level,
each performing tasks such as transport, cell
c. G= -RT ln(Ka)