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Last updated: May 03, 2000
Most important facts of biochemistry needed to understand its medical implications. The collection is composed of the following major sections: Carbohydrates, Lipids, Nucleic Acids, Proteins, Enzymes, Metabolism and Nutrition. Less emphasis is put on the formulas and more on the place of individual compounds and pathways in the overall physiology of the human organism.
Q: bioch: How many amino acids are there in human proteins?
A: 20

Q: bioch: What is the typical range of denaturation temperatures for proteins?
A: 50 - 60 C

Q: bioch: What is the nature of the reaction 3-oxoacyl-CoA -> acyl-CoA?
A: thiolysis (detachment of acetyl-CoA)

Q: bioch: From which important hormone is cortisol synthesized?
A: progesterone

Q: bioch: What chemical process uses most of the oxygen in the organism?
A: oxidative phosphorylation

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