Category Archives: Biochemistry

Biochemical tests

Fouchets test – bile pigments(urobilinogen and porphobilinogen) Hay’s Sulphur test- Bile salts Benedicts test – Blood sugar Rothera’s test – Ketone bodies Biuret test – Protein Biuret reagent– CuSO4,Sodium potassium tartarate,Potassium iodide in sodium hydroxide Test for glucose Benedict’s test …

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Glycogen storage disorders mnemonic

Glycogen storage diseases from1 to 6 can be remembered using the below mentioned mnemonic. Viagra Pills Cause A Major Hardon Von Gierke’s Pompe’s Cori’s Anderson’s McArdle’s Her’s Anderson’s (IV) vs. Cori’s (III) enzyme defect ABCD Anderson’s=Branching enzyme. Cori’s=Debranching enzyme. Also …

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Metals and corresponding enzymes is one of the frequently  asked questions in MCQ exams. Zinc Carbonic anhydrase Dehydrogenases(LDH,Alcohol dehydrogenase) Kinases Peptidases Magnesium Hexokinase Enolase Copper Tyrosinase Cytochrome Oxidase Iron Cytochrome oxidase Catalase Peroxidase Molybdenum Xanthine oxidase Manganese Superoxide dismutase Calcium …

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Co Factors of enzymes

Glutathion peroxidase- selinium carbonic anhydrase- zinc tyrosinase- copper cytochrome oxidase- copper xanthine oxidase- Mo Superoxidase dismutase- Mn Dehydrogenases- Zn Kinases & peptidases- Mg KG dehydrogenases- TPP carboxylation – Biotin transamination – Pyridoxin

Rate Limiting steps in biochemical reactions.

Rate limiting steps in various biochemical reactions taking place inside cells is of vital importance while formulating drugs to fight specific diseases affecting these reactions. So these rate limiting steps are frequently asked in various entrance exams. Glycolysis – Phosphofructokinase …

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Glucose transporters

Glucose enters cells by facilitated diffusion or by secondary active transport with Sodium(in intestine and kidneys) Glucose transporters(Glut 1-7) are responsible for facilitated diffusion of glucose across cell membranes. They differ from sodium dependant glucose transporters(SGLT1 and 2) Glucose Transporters …

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Glycogen Storage diseases

Liver Glycogenoses Disorders with hepatomegaly and hypoglycemia Type I-Von Gierke -Glucose 6 phosphatase Type III-Cori/Forbe limit dextrinosis- Debranching enzyme deficiency Type VI-Her’s Liver phosphorylase Type IX-Phosphorylase Kinase deficiency Type XI-Fancon/Bickel Glut 2 deficiency With Liver cirrhosis Type IV-Anderson’s -Branching enzyme …

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