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Cases in Biochemistry

Kathleen Cornely

ISBN: 978-0-471-32283-2 February 1999 144 Pages


Improve your problem-solving skills in Biochemistry and get real-life knowledge with Kathleen Cornely’s Cases in Biochemistry! The case studies presented in this book are exercises the author has written using current journals in the field as her primary resource. The case topics chosen are those found in most biochemistry textbooks on the market. Each case includes a focus concept, prerequisites, a background summary, and a series of questions. Readers will enjoy seeing how biochemistry is relevant to real-life situations.
Acute Aspirin Overdose: Relationship to the Blood BufferingSystem.

Histidine-Proline-Rich Glycoprotein as a Plasma pH Sensor.

Carbonic Anhydrase II Deficiency.

The Structure of Insulin.

Characterization of Subtilisin from the Antarctic PsychrophileBacillus TA41.

Ehlers Danlos Syndrome Type VII: Collagen Synthesis Disorder.

A Storage Protein From Seeds of Brassica Nigra is a Serine ProteaseInhibitor.

Hemoglobin, the Oxygen Carrier.

Allosteric Interactions in Crocodile Hemoglobin.

The Biological Roles of Nitric Oxide.

Nonenzymatic Deamidation of Asparagine and Glutamine Residues inProteins.

Production of Methanol in Ripening Fruit.

A "Flippase" Enzyme Maintains Membrane Asymmetry.

Shavings from the Carpenter's Bench: The Biological Role of theInsulin C-peptide.

Site-Directed Mutagenesis of Creatine Kinase.

Allosteric Regulation of ATCase.

A Possible Mechanism for Blindness Associated with Diabetes:Na?+-Dependent Glucose Uptake by Retinal Cells.

Some Like it Hot: The Connection Between Spicy Food andClimate.

Purification of Phosphofructokinase 1-C.

Purification of Rat Kidney Sphingosine Kinase.

NAD?+-Dependent Glyceraldehyde-3-Phosphate Dehydrogenase fromThermoproteus Tenax.

Characterization of Pyruvate Carboxylase from MethanobacteriumThermoautotrophicum.

Carrier-Mediated Uptake of Lactate in Rat Hepatocytes.

The Role of Uncoupling Proteins in Obesity.

Uncoupling Proteins in Plants.

Glycogen Storage Diseases.

The Role of Specific Amino Acids in the Peptide Hormone Glucagon inReceptor Binding and Signal Transduction.

Regulation of Sugar and Alcohol Metabolism in SaccharomycesCerevisiae.

The Bacterium Helicobacter Pylori and Peptic Ulcers.

Pseudovitamin D Deficiency.

Folic Acid and Coronary Heart Disease.


Hyperactive DNAse I Variants: A Treatment for CysticFibrosis.

Answers to Selected Cases.