Daily Archives: April 13, 2013

Exam #2

  Select the correct multiple answer using one of the keys A, B, C, D or E as follows: A. 1, 2 and 3 are correct B. 1 and 3 are correct C. 2 and 4 are correct D. only … Continue reading

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Electron Transport Chain

The electron transport chain relies on the creation of a proton gradient across a membrane via electron transfer between an electron donor and electron acceptor. The proton gradient is coupled to the production of chemical energy usable by the host(usually … Continue reading

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TCA Cycle

Also known as the tricarboxylic cycle and Krebs’ cycle, organism use this pathway to yield energy via the oxidation of acetate (in the form of acetyl CoA), that is produced as a result of the catabolism of carbohydrates, proteins and … Continue reading

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Scientific Humour #6

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John James Rickard Macleod (1876 – 1935)

Credited (albeit controversially) with the discovery of insulin. Proved that insulin was derived from the insular and not the acinar cells of the pancreas via his tests on teleost fish.

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