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GRE Biochemistry

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1. Phe - Trp - Tyr - Gly - Pro






2. Val - Leu - Ile - Ala - Met






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






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






5. PKa = pH






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






7. 1e-14






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






9. Vitamin B1 - cofactor that aids in dehydrogenase mostly






10. Can serve as a primer






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






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






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






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






15. Measures physical base pair distance






16. Repeated replication w/o cell division






17. 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.






18. FAD-2 - NADP-3






19. MRNA






20. Triglycerides - cholesterols - and phospholipids






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






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






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






24. Circular and double stranded






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






26. Converts oxaloacetate into phosphoenolpyruvate and carbon dioxide.






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






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






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






30. Operon 1/2 - gene 1/6






31. Gene duplication






32. Neutralizes H2O2 - found in lysosomes






33. Irreversible reaction that require ATP first part of glycolosis






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






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






36. Non-protein chemical compound that is bound to a protein and is required for the protein'S biological activity






37. Only one carbon center is changed






38. Do not contain F factor






39. Secondary messenger - used for intracellular signal transduction - such as transferring the effects of hormones like glucagon and adrenaline - which cannot pass through the cell membrane. It is involved in the activation of protein kinases and regula






40. Derived from golgi vesicles






41. 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






42. Possess F factor integrated into the bacterial genome. After integration into the host chromosomal DNA - these plasmids possess portions of - or entire - F factor and portions of the bacterial genome.






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






44. Failure of chromosome pairs to separate during meiosis






45. Makes Acetyl-CoA from pyruvate






46. Ser - Cys - Thr - Gln - Asn






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






48. 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






49. RNA protein-complex






50. Gprotein association - exchanges GDP to GTP - converts AMP into cyclic AMP. Cyclic AMP binds to protein kinase A: Protein kinase A phosphorylates phosphorylase kinase. increases Ca which binds calmodulin proteins which then binds to phosphorylase kin