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GRE Biochemistry

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






2. Makes Acetyl-CoA from pyruvate






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






4. FAD-2 - NADP-3






5. 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






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






7. Can undergo both lytic and lysogenic cycle






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






9. Circular and double stranded






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






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






12. Converts oxaloacetate into phosphoenolpyruvate and carbon dioxide.






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






14. Only one carbon center is changed






15. Derived from golgi vesicles






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






17. 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.






18. RNA protein-complex






19. Phe - Trp - Tyr - Gly - Pro






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






21. Ser - Cys - Thr - Gln - Asn






22. 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.






23. PKa = pH






24. Catalyzes the transport of tRNA and mRNA down the ribosome in eukaryotes






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






26. Operon 1/2 - gene 1/6






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






28. Failure of chromosome pairs to separate during meiosis






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






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






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






32. Irreversible reaction that require ATP first part of glycolosis






33. Neutralizes H2O2 - found in lysosomes






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






35. Actin - myosin - and other muscle proteins






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






37. Recruits RecA protein - inhibited by LexA - results in mutagenesis






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






39. 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






40. When exons are arranged in multiple orders after removal of introns






41. Isoelectric point and MW






42. Enzymes in Krebs cycle that produce NADH






43. Krebs cycle enzyme






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






45. Gene has multiple effects






46. Enter cells freely






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






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






49. Val - Leu - Ile - Ala - Met






50. Measures physical base pair distance