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BS 161 Week 1 Notes

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Here are the first set of notes from the first week of BS 161. It should be noted that this note set is much shorter than others because only one lecture this week was spent covering the material ...
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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Chad Moorman on Tuesday September 6, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to BS 161 at Michigan State University taught by j. urbance in Summer 2015. Since its upload, it has received 13 views. For similar materials see Cells and Molecules in Biology at Michigan State University.


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Date Created: 09/06/16
BS 161, Urbance, Week 1    Common Suffixes      ­ose= sugar       ­ol=alcohol       ­ate=organic acid (ex. acetate(vinegar) (has a carboxyl group attached to it))       ­ase= enzyme       ­one=ketone  Enzyme names       ­Often, enzyme names tell you what the enzyme does.       ­nuclease=digests nucleic acid (either a DNAse or an RNAse)  ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate)       ­A nucleotide, known as the energy currency for cells.         Nucleotides are made up of 3 things:            ­a five carbon sugar (ribose)            ­A hyrdoxyl group (base)            ­Three Phosphate groups       ATP releases energy by breaking the bonds of one of the phosphate groups, and  then reattaching them.  Kinases       ­Phosphorylate and dephosphorylate from ATP to ADP (Adenosine Diphosphate)       ­The enzymes that transfer a phosphate group from one molecule to another, and  back again  REDOX reactions       ­A reaction in which electrons are transferred from one molecule to another. (Ex.  Succinate and Fumarate reaction catalyzed by Coupled Dehydrogenase)            ­Yields Succinate Dehydrogenase       ­NOT the what is occurring in ATP     ­The molecule that gains electrons is said to be "Reduced" and is called the  Oxidizing Agent       ­The molecule that loses electrons is said to be "Oxidized" and is called the  Reducing Agent         


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