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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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Glycolysis

Glycolysis is a metabolic pathway which converts glucose into pyruvate, harnessing the energy of the high-energy compounds ATP and NADH. It occurs in the cytosol and provides several intermediates for other critical metabolic pathways.  

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Enzyme Classification with examples

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Fisher’s Lock and Key Hypothesis

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Enzymes Reflection

The next topic on the agenda for Biochemistry I was that of enzymes. It served to edify the student of the molecular basis for the feasibility and rate of biological reactions, and their impediments. The classification of enzymes into oxidoreductases, … Continue reading

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Derivation of Henderson-Hasselbalch Equation

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THE ALPHA HELIX

In the alpha helix, the amino acids arrange in a helical formation, with 3.6 amino acid residues per turn of the helix. The carbonyl oxygen of each peptide is hydrogen bonded to the hydrogen of the amino group of an … Continue reading

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