By Hiram Gilbert
"...reviews the main tricky recommendations in biochemistry for optimum comprehension in a quick interval of time...emphasizes a gaining knowledge of of basic innovations, no longer memorizing proof, in order that scholars really understand & can observe the fabric.
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During the movement to the other side of the membrane (this doesn’t happen at the same time for the potassium and sodium sites), the affinity for substrate changes. When it faces inside, the sodium-binding site has a high affinity so that it can take up sodium at the low concentration inside. The potassium site that faces inside has a low affinity so that it can release potassium at the high concentration inside the cell. Ion gradients can also be used to transport other molecules. During digestion, glucose is concentrated in the intestinal epithelium (moves from low concentration outside to a high concentration inside).
Repressible: Genes turned off by the presence of a product of a biosynthetic pathway. Positive regulators (enhancers): Turn on transcription when a specific effector protein binds to a specific enhancer sequence in the DNA. Negative regulators (repressors): Turn off transcription when a specific effector protein binds to a specific repressor sequence in the DNA. BG McGraw-Hill: Gilbert, Basic Concepts in Biochemistry, JN 5036 • 50 • Basic Concepts in Biochemistry V segments (100's) D segments (10's) J segments (4) Constant Region First recombination between D and J segments brings these segments together DJ Constant Region Second rearrangement brings randomly selected V, J, and D regions together V-D-J segments joined Figure 5-5 Constant Region Recombination in Immunoglobulin Genes Recombination is used to randomly combine a variable and two joining segments of the immunoglobulin heavy-chain genes.
Since the Naϩ is higher inside than outside, the concentration gradient would make it harder to move the Naϩ from outside to inside (what we assumed originally). 95 kcal/mol. The easiest thing to do here is to forget whether outside or inside is on top of the BG McGraw-Hill: Gilbert, Basic Concepts in Biochemistry, JN 5036 • 34 • Basic Concepts in Biochemistry ratio of concentrations. If you make a mistake here, all it will do is change the sign of ⌬G, not the magnitude of the number. So be sure that you determine if each ⌬G makes sense.
Basic Concepts in Biochemistry A Student's Survival Guide by Hiram Gilbert