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  #101

I stumbled across this while looking for mnemonics to help study for the MCAT and wanted to share mine. I used the one letter codes.

Amino Acids (by side chains):

Acidic: acED (pronounced "aced")
glutamic acid (E) and aspartic acid (D) are ACIdic

Basic: baHRK ("bark")
histidine (H), arginine (R), and lysine (K) are BAsic

Non-Polar: Non-WIMP FLAV
trp (W), ile (I), met (M), pro (P), phe (F), leu (L), ala (A), and val (V) are NON-polar

Polar: polaCY QSTNG ("policy questioning")
cys (C), tyr (Y), gln (Q), ser (S), thr (T), asn (N), and gly (G) are POLAr

sorry that the last two aren't as clever (IMHO)

also, I remember that gly and ala are SMall by "GAsm"

I hope this helped, it worked for me anyway.




  #102

essential amino acids :

I Love Totti Very Much And Perhapes Totti Loves Him

I= Isoleucine
Love = Leucine
Totti = Threonine
Very = Valine
Much = Methionine
And = Arginine
Perhapes = Phenylalanine
Totti = Tryptophan
Loves = Lysine
Him = Histidine


  #103

romi wrote:
Any help to memorize glicolysis pleasee


For the substrates:
Good gracious Father Frank did go by picking pumpkins (to) prepare pie.

Glucose
Glucose 6-Phosphate
Fructose 6-Phosphate
Fructose 1,6 Bis-Phosphate
Dihydroxyacetone Phosphate
Glyceraldehyde 3-Phosphate
1,3- Bisphosphoglycerate
3 Phosphoglycerate
2 Phosphoglycerate
Phosphoenolpyruvate
Pyruvate

For the Enzymes:
High profile people act too glamerous, posing (for) pictures every place!

Hexokinase (Also glucokinase)
Phosphoglucose Isomerase
Phosphofructokinase 1
Aldolase
Triose Phosphate Isomerase
Glyceraldehyde 3-phosphate Dehyrdogenase
Phosphoglycerate Kinase
Phosphoglyceromutase
Enolase
Pyruvate Kinase

All kinases in glycolysis involve ATP/ADP + Pi, all dehydrogenases involve NAD+/NADH.


Edited by PAGirl on Aug 23, 2010 - 4:07 PM

  #104

I found a Web site with visual and narrative mnemonics for the Krebs cycle and urea cycle among others. Here there are the links:
http://www.wikinem.org/index.php/The_Krebs_cycle

and

http://www.wikinem.org/index.php/The_urea_cycle



  #105

Got all 20 amino acids by non-polar, polar, basic, acidic (by first letter of full name):

Non-polar:

Get = (Glycine)
A = (Alanine)
Va**** (Valine)
L I P = (Leucine, Isoleucine, Phenylalanine)
To = (Tryptophan)
My = (Methionine)
Pe*** = (Proline)

Polar:

Some = (Serine)
Times = (Threonine)
They = (Tyrosine)
Are = (Asparagine)
Good = (Glutamine)
C***’s = (Cysteine)

Basic:

Hot = (Histidine)
Little = (Lysine)
A** = (Arginine)

Acidic:

All = (Aspartic acid)
Good = (Glutamic acid)

Say it all together now!


  #106

Citric Acid Cycle

Cindy Is Kinky So She Fornicates More Often

Can I Ask Sharon Stone For My Orgasam?

Can I Keep Selling Sex For Money, Officer?

Citrate, Isocitrate, alpha-Ketoglutamate, Succinyl CoA, Succinate, Fumarate, Oxaloacetate


  #107

Cystinuria: COLA transporter out of the urine
C- Cysteine
O-Ornithine
L-Lysine
A-Arginie
COLA transporter defective in Proximal convoluted tubule(urine).
Cysteine kidney stone (cysteine staghorn calculi) due to excess cystine in urine.

Hope you all get it




  #108

Hello,

Thanks for all the ideas, made studying Glycolysis, Krebs and the amino-acids a breeze

Not really sure it counts as biochemistry but here's a mnemonic for the different stages of meiotic prophase:
Leptotene, Zygotene, Pachytene, Diplotene, Diakinasis

Look at Zoro Pissing Down the Drain

and I remember that Diakinasis comes after Diplotene because the beginning has a close sound to die, which is what always happens in the end..

Hope it helps someone


  #109

You can try At Another Dance Devon spilled down five drinks to remember enzymes in Kreb's cycle.


  #110

Essential Amino Acids
The Ten Main Aminoacids are Listed In a Very Hot Public Library.

Threonine
Tryptophan
Methionine
Arginine
Lysine
Isoleucine
Valine
Histidine
Phenylalanine
Leucine



Edited by drrostami on Dec 22, 2012 - 2:57 PM

  #111

triplet repeat expansion (Huntington disease)

Glu repeats --codon for Glu is CAG

C - Children
A - Are
G - Gone

Also follow the anticipation phenomenon


  #112

mnemonic for AA charge??


  #113

I am joining this forum as a newbie. It is very nice website





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