The major aspects of the metabolism of lipids are involved with Fatty Acid Oxidation to produce energy or the synthesis of lipids which is called Lipogenesis. Lipid metabolism is closely connected to the metabolism of carbohydrates which may be converted to fats. This can be seen in the diagram on the left. The metabolism of … Read moreMetabolism of Lipids in Humans (Short Guide)
Ramachandran plot is a plot of the torsional angles – phi (φ)and psi (ψ) – of the residues (amino acids) contained in a peptide. In sequence order, φ is the N(i-1),C(i),Ca(i),N(i) torsion angle and ψ is the C(i),Ca(i),N(i),C(i+1) torsion angle. The plot was developed in 1963 by G. N. Ramachandran, by plotting the φ values … Read moreRamachandran Plot : Polypeptide chain conformation
Passive transport occurs when no energy is required to move a substance, such as water or carbon dioxide, from an area of high concentration to an area of low concentration until the concentration is equal, sometimes across a membrane. The high-to-low concentration gradient is the driving force for passive transport because it fulfils a fundamental … Read moreWhat is Passive Transport, Types and its Function
The measurement of the serum levels of numerous enzymes has been shown to be of diagnostic significance as Diagnostic Enzymes. This is because the presence of these enzymes in the serum indicates that tissue or cellular damage has occurred resulting in the release of intracellular components into the blood. Enzymes are biological catalysts responsible for … Read moreWhat are the importance of Enzymes in disease Diagnosis?
The chloroplast is the green plastid in land plants, algae, and some protists. As the site in the cell where photosynthesis takes place, chloroplasts are responsible for much of the world’s primary productivity, making chloroplasts essential to the lives of plants and animals alike. Agriculture, animal farming, and fossil fuels such as coal and oil … Read moreChloroplast : Natural Kitchen Rooms of the Nature