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Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (Genetic Disease)

A recessive X-linked form of muscular dystrophy affecting boys caused by a mutation in the dystrophin gene which codes for a vital muscular protein(dystrophin) that provides structural integrity to the dystroglycan complex of the cell membrane. Muscle degenration occurs and … Continue reading

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Structure of Lipids

Lipids are fat soluble molecules; a property conveyed by its structure. The most commonly occurring lipids are triglycerides which consist of a glycerol backbone bonded to three fatty acids.

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Comparison between mRNA and tRNA

Reference: Transcription and Translation. Accessed April 13th 2013. http:/i.biology.net

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Components of Nucleic Acids

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Phosphodiester bond

Phosphodiester bonds join the 5′-hydroxyl group of the deoxypentose of one nucleotide to the 3′-hydroxyl group of the deoxypentose of another nucleotide through a phosphate group. Reference: Champe, Pamela C. and Richard A. Harvey. 1994. Lippincott’s Illustrated Reviews : Biochemistry. … Continue reading

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Derivation of Henderson-Hasselbalch Equation

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Malathion

The organophosphate malathion bind irreversbly to cholinesterase, which is responsible for the hydrolysis of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine in the synaptic cleft. Primarily used as an insecticide in agriculture, it also has uses as medical treatment in low doses for head … Continue reading

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