Table of Contents
News: Service Based Learning reports can now be submitted to Turnitin.com. Be sure to follow the instructions on the syllabus. Submit your summary before grades are assigned, or you will not earn your points.
Also, please watch this video: Video on Service Learning in the CSU
and then please fill out the survey: Survey from the Chancellor's Office of Service Learning. This office funds our operation.
Biochemistry I, Fall 2014
Just in time for the holidays: Cookie Chemistry
|8:00 Class Group members||Enzyme||Reactants||Products|
|Daniel, Forrest, Romel and Javier||PvdJ||the growing peptide, lysine, and ATP||Pyoverdine siderophore|
|Berta, Daljit, Timothy and Brett||Lysozyme||polysaccharide part of peptidoglycan||cleaves (B1->4) linkage between N-acetyl muramic acid and N-acetyl glucsoamine|
|Monica, Haider, Ravi, Khoja, Jessica, Forrest||Phenylalanine hydroxylase||phenylalanine + O2||tyrosine + H2O|
|Gerardo, Chris, Derrick||HIV protease||peptides with F and P||cleaves peptide bond between F-P, C side of F, N side of P|
|Carla, Tamara, Cheyanne, Broneil, Bobby, and Jag||Glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase||glyceraldehyde-3-P + NAD + Pi||1,3 bis phosphoglycerate + NADH, H+|
|10:00 Class Group members||Enzyme||Reactants||Products|
|Vanessa, Paige, Sandeep, Anthony, and Janeice||Alpha amylase||amylose||maltose|
|Lupe, Priya, Samantha, Katelyn, and Felicia||Alcohol dehydrogenase||ethanol + NAD||acetaldehyde + NADH|
|Joseph, Laura, Hung and Ratha||HIV Protease||peptides with F and P||cleaves peptide bond between F-P, C side of F, N side of P|
|Erik, Jordan, Nguyen, Ashley, Darryl||Acetylcholinesterase||acetylcholine||acetic acid and choline|
|Jared, Harinder, Michael, and Luis||Lysozyme||polysaccharide part of peptidoglycan||cleaves (B1—>4) linkage between N-acetyl muramic acid and N-acetyl glucsoamine|
To get inspired for your performance, view the 2014 Chemsistry winner of the "Dance your PhD" contest. Mayonnaise
Protein structure and function
You will want to explore the structure of your protein using these resources. Your paper that is due this Friday should describe the structure and function of the normal protein. What are the key structural elements that contribute to its function? What amino acids are essential for the normal function?
Go to the Protein Data Bank and download a file.
Down load the pdb viewer to your computer
Download Pymol, another viewer for pdb files
Notes from class
Monday, September 8: Group Presentations. Assignment for Monday, Sept. 8th
In Class worksheet, work with your group to complete this worksheet. Sept 3 Worksheet
pH Boot camp is due September 3rd, in class.Answers
Sign up for your Paper topic: List of Defective Protein Diseases
Know your amino acids for Friday, September 12th. You need to know the names, structures, one letter codes, three letter abbreviations and the pKR values for the seven ionizable side chains. Use the Quizlet links below, or make your own flashcards.
On Wednesday, September 24th, we will have group presentations: Titration of a Peptide and Determine the pI for your Peptide.
Hemoglobin Binding Exercise: October 20thHemoglobin Binding
More info aboutHemoglobin and myoglobin binding
Worksheets and Exercises
Chapter 1 Scavenger Hunt
How to Determine the pH of a Weak Acid Solution
What kind of Problem is it? What equation do I use?
Practice questions for Chapter 2
Bicarbonate Blood Buffer group practice problems.
Quizlet Flash Cards for amino acids at pH 7.
Quizlet Flash Cards One letter codes for amino acids
Enzyme kinetics worksheet
Hemoglobin binding worksheet
Hemoglobin T and R state videos by Dr. Janet Iwasa.
Resource for Altitude Sickness, be sure to check out the calculators. Also, read about high altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE) the cause is not understood, but it is very serious.
Sample Experiment for 5th grade students. Make sure your experiment does not include anything toxic (ask for advice), open flames or a huge mess (no Mentos and Coke.) If you have seen it on Tosh.O it is not a good idea.
Enzyme whiteboard lessons
Use this worksheet for the Questions that are answered in these lessons:
Questions 7 and 8
Fun with pKa and enzymes
Allosteric vs Michaelis- Menton
Positive and negative effectors
The first exam for Fall 2014 will have material from the old Exams 1 and 2.
Biochemistry II, Spring 2014
New Information about the Oral Presentations (40 points):
May 14 and 16: There will be 4 presentations on each day. Teams of 3 students will work together to make a 10 min power point slide presentation. Time will be strictly enforced. Submit your Powerpoint to Dr. Stone by 6 pm on May 13th. Any biochemistry topic in chapter 14-20 is allowed. Grades will be based on peer reviews and this rubric. Sign up with your topic and group members on this Presentation Sign up Page.
Old web site for CHEM 4420
(not supported, may disappear at any moment)