Biochemistry

Reaction Kinetics : Study of Rates of Chemical Processes.

Reaction Kinetics : Study of Rates of Chemical Processes.

Chemical kinetics, also known as reaction kinetics, is the study of rates of chemical processes. The rate of a chemical reaction is, perhaps, its most important property because it dictates whether a reaction can occur during a lifetime. Knowing the rate law, an expression relating the rate to the concentrations of …

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What is the role of Tertiary Structure of Proteins (Basic Guide)

Tertiary structure of Proteins

The tertiary structure of protein definition is the arrangement of amino acid side chains in the protein. Generally, the information for protein structure is contained within the amino acid sequence of the protein itself. This important principle of biochemistry was first determined by the biochemist “Christian Anfinsen” in studies of the …

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What is the Chemical Mechanism of Enzyme Catalysis?

mechanism of enzyme catalysis

It is amazing, however, how much information about the mechanism of enzyme catalysis and its action can be gained even if all you have is a blender, a stopwatch, an impure enzyme, and a few substrates and inhibiting reagents. Systematically, kinetics and organic chemist can change: The substrate – for …

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Carbohydrate Metabolism – Basic Overview

carbohydrate metabolism

Since all digestible forms of carbohydrates are eventually transformed into glucose, it is important to consider how glucose is able to provide energy in the form of Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) to various cells and tissues. Glucose is metabolized in three stages in carbohydrate metabolism. They are… Glycolysis the Krebs Cycle …

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Isoenzymes are Special Proteins with Catalytic activity. Why? (MCQ)

isoenzymes

Isoenzymes are proteins with a different structure that catalyze the same reaction. Frequently they are oligomers made with different polypeptide chains, so they usually differ in regulatory mechanisms and in kinetic characteristics. From the physiological point of view, isozymes allow the existence of similar enzymes with different characteristics, “customized” to …

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Van der Waals Forces : Special Intermolecular forces

Van der Waals Forces : Special Intermolecular forces

Van der Waals forces’ is a general term used to define the attraction of intermolecular forces between molecules. There are two kinds of Van der Waals forces: weak London Dispersion Forces and stronger dipole-dipole forces. Introduction The chance that an electron of an atom is in a certain area in …

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