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GRE Biochemistry

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1. Converts oxaloacetate into phosphoenolpyruvate and carbon dioxide.






2. Possess F factor as a plasmid independent of the bacterial genome. The F plasmid contains only F factor DNA and no DNA from the bacterial genome.






3. Can undergo both lytic and lysogenic cycle






4. Preferable to hydrolysis (like in the breakdown of glycogen or starch - as in the example above) because glucose 1-phosphate yields more ATP than does free glucose when subsequently catabolized to pyruvate.






5. Possess an F plasmid that also includes some DNA taken from the bacterial genome. Sometimes it is formed by incorrect excision from the chromosome






6. Serine protease that cleaves on c terminal side of aromatics






7. Tightly packed form of DNA - less accessible to protein factors that usually bind DNA






8. Failure of chromosome pairs to separate during meiosis






9. An enzyme that removes a phosphate group from its substrate






10. Do not contain F factor






11. Dynins and kinesins (movement) - cilia and flagella






12. Makes Acetyl-CoA from pyruvate






13. Catalyzes the transport of tRNA and mRNA down the ribosome in prokaryotes






14. Recognizes and targets specific proteins to the endoplasmic reticulum in eukaryotes and the plasma membrane in prokaryotes






15. = pKa+ log(B/A) - -log(Ka)






16. Enzymes in Krebs cycle that produce NADH






17. Val - Leu - Ile - Ala - Met






18. Acetyl-CoA to malonyl-CoA - rate limiting step in fatty acid synthesis






19. Ser - Cys - Thr - Gln - Asn






20. Unwound - participates in the active transcription of DNA to mRNA products - site of RNA Pol II regulation






21. 1e-14






22. (His - Arg - Lys +) - (Glu - Asp -)






23. Measures physical base pair distance






24. Circular and double stranded






25. Operon 1/2 - gene 1/6






26. Actin - myosin - and other muscle proteins






27. Can result in allele differences - suce as 3:1 and 1:3






28. PKa = pH






29. RNA protein-complex






30. MRNA






31. Regulator of glycolysis when glucose is low by cleaving 2;6 BPG lowering PFK1 - opposite effect when glucose is high






32. The most important regulatory enzyme of glycolysis. It is an allosteric enzyme made of 4 subunits and controlled by many activators and inhibitors. PFK-1 catalyzes the important 'committed' step of glycolysis - the conversion of fructose 6-phosphate






33. Measure tendency for recombination (frequency) 1cM = 1% chance of being separated






34. Catalyze the phosphorylation of tyrosine residues in proteins - involved in signal cascades






35. Vitamin B7 - cofactor that aids in CO2 transfer (carboxylase)






36. Cis faces the ER and trans faces the plasma membrane






37. Phosphotransferase - is a type of enzyme that transfers phosphate groups from high-energy donor molecules - such as ATP -[2] to specific substrates. The process is referred to as phosphorylation -






38. Only one carbon center is changed






39. Donates electrons to form a bond such as N in amines and O in alcohols






40. Contain their own DNA - mRNA - and proteins to synthesize more






41. Gene duplication






42. Nuclear lamins - desmins - keratins - internexins (structure)






43. Catalyzes the addition of bicarbonate to phosphoenolpyruvate (PEP) to form the four-carbon compound oxaloacetate






44. Vitamin B1 - cofactor that aids in dehydrogenase mostly






45. Gene has multiple effects






46. Krebs cycle enzyme






47. It uncouples oxidative phosphorylation by carrying protons across the mitochondrial membrane - leading to a rapid consumption of energy without generation of ATP.






48. Catalyzes the irreversible carboxylation of pyruvate to oxaloacetate (OAA).






49. FAD-2 - NADP-3






50. Acts as a coenzyme in all transamination reactions - and in some decarboxylation and deamination reactions of amino acids. The aldehyde group of PLP forms a Schiff-base linkage (internal aldimine) with the e-amino group of a specific lysine group of