Amino Aclds and the Primary Structure of Proteins
1. Produce a reading outline for the chapter on amino acids and the section that introduces the peptide bond.
Commit to memory the structures of the amino acids.
2. Draw a titrat
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v. rbohydrates and Glycoproteins
DRE-ACTIVITY ASI N ENT
Prepare a reading outline for the section in your book that covers general carbohydrate and glycoprotein
structure. Be sure you review the alpha (or) and beta (B) anomer
Llpid Structure and Function
1. Produce a reading outline for the section that discusses the major classes of lipids and some of their
unique structures including micelles and bilayers.
2. Give a brief denition of each of the 5 major classes
1. Produce a reading log for the sections in your text that cover the general discussion of catalysis focusing
on transition state stabilization. Find the Arrhenius equation in a general chemistry text, write it
1. Read over the sections in your book about enzyme inhibition.
2. Write a brief statement explaining why scientists conduct inhibition studies. What knowledge do we gain
3. Answer Critical Thinking
1. Produce a reading log for the sections in your text that discuss the MichaelisMenten equation, including
2. Focus on the derivation of the MichaelisMenten equation. List and explain the assumptions underlying the
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v Structure of Proteins
Produce a reading outline for the chapter on protein structure. Your instructor will indicate how much
emphasis to place on the Ramachandran plot. Try to construct a visual picture of the types of seco
Hemoglobln: Protein Structure and Function
1. Produce a reading log for the chapter covering myoglobin and hemoglobin.
2. Find an oxygen binding curve for myoglobin in your textbook. How would you describe the shape of this
3. Explore t
Tools of Biochemistry
1. Make a reading outline for those sections in your text that discuss biochemical techniques. Also read the
Tools of Biochemistry Resources handout. As you make your reading outline, be sure to include all
Problem-Solving Challenge: LWBGase
Following a systematic method in solving problems improves the quality of the solution. In biochemistry
employing a methodology is essential because issues must be decided and assumptions must
1. Produce a reading outline for the section in your textbook that covers electron transport.
2. Under standard conditions, will the following reactions proceed spontaneously as written?
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Submitted to Dr. Patricia Uelmen Huey
Georgia Gwinnett College
In partial fulfillment for Biochemistry 3100K Spring 2015
Jonathan Flores, Michelle Zedonek, Jonda Scharringhausen, Candice Coulter
An Analysis of Beans for Their Protei
Understanding Metabolically Far From Equilibrium Reactions
Produce a reading outline for the chapter giving an Introductory overview of metabolism.
Before reading, review the learning objectives stated below so that you focus o
Understanding the Rate Determining Step in a Metabolic Pathway
in order to understand the generalized features of metabolic pathways one must understand how pathways
work and how they integrate together. This activity places th
Problem-Solving Challenge: Working with Proteins
Without functioning proteins, all life would cease to exist. Protein biochemists wish to understand how proteins
function in order to understand life. Thus, biochemists work with
v tive Phosphorylation
[Induce a reading outline for the section in your textbook on oxidative phosphorylation.
lle following activity and skill exercise rely partially on data from a paper published in the Journal of
Exploring the Citric Acid Cycle
1. Produce a reading outline for the chapter in your textbook on the citric acid cycle.
2. The acetyl CoA (with 2 carbons, 20) made via PYR DH complex undergoes a condensation with oxaloacetate
Exploring Pyruvate Dehydrogenase and the Citric Acid Cycle
Prepare a reading outline for the section in your textbook on pyruvate dehydrogenase. Study a detailed figure
in your book on the citric acid cycle and produce a readin
Regulation of Glycogen Storage and Breakdown
1. Produce a reading outline for the section on glycogen in your textbook.
2. Review the gure below, which diagrams the glycogen metabolism enzymes in muscle. The hormone
epinephrine is not shown i
Regulation of Glycolysis and Gluconeogenesis
1. Produce a reading outline for the section in your textbook on gluconeogenesis.
2. The carbons in glucose are numbered from the anomeric carbon. What are the glucose numbers for the
Metabolic and Hormonal Control in Glycolysls and Gluconeogenesis
1. Review sections on glycolysis and gluconeogenesis in your textbook paying particular attention to hormonal
control of these pathways. lf your textbook has a sect
Enzymes in Glycolysis
1. Produce a reading outline for the chapter in your textbook on glycolysis.
2. Review allosteric control of enzyme activity.
3. For the gure below, use the box provided to label the reactions that are:
Glycolysis and Gluconeogenesis Problem Solving 2
Metabolism is most interesting in context these problems provide an opportunity to apply what you have
learned to the real world.
1. Apply basic understanding of glycoly
Glycolysis and Gluconeogenesis Problem Solving
1. List all the possible reactions of pyruvate.
2. What is the role of the pyruvate to lactate reaction in keeping glycolysis operating? Why would glycolysis
need to keep running?
High Energy Compounds
There is much confusion about the topic of energy and ATP in biochemical systems. It is important to learn the
proper terminology for describing the energy used in cells.
1. Be able to discuss cel
Membranes and Transmembrane Protelns
1. Produce a reading outline for the section in your textbook that discusses membrane proteins including
2. Define the terms peripheral membrane protein and integral membrane pr