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    Single-component aromatic flavoprotein hydroxylase. Several single-component aromatic flavoprotein hydroxylases have been studied comprehensively such as p-hydroxybenzoate hydroxylase (8), phenol hydroxylase (9), 2-methyl-3-hydroxypyridine-5-carboxylic acid monooxygenase (10), salicylate hydroxylase (11), anthranilate hydroxylase (12), melilolate hydroxylase (13). Generally, the catalytic cycles of these enzymes follow the reaction shown in Scheme 3. The reaction is composed of two parts: the reductive half-reaction and the oxidative half-reaction. Scheme 3 shows the catalytic cycle of p-hydroxybenzoate hydroxylase, the most extensively studied enzymes of the class, and also represents a general model of reaction mechanism for other single-component aromatic flavoprotein hydroxylases. At the initial step, the oxidized enzyme binds to the aromatic substrate and the enzyme-bound flavin is then reduced by NAD(P)H, and NAD(P)H in the reductive half-reaction (A and B in Scheme 3). The aromatic substrates commonly act as effectors in this reductive-half reaction to stimulate the flavin reduction by pyridine nucleotide (5, 14). The binding of substrate was thought to affect enzyme conformational change, resulting in enhancement of the reduction rate (B in Scheme 3). After the reduction is complete, NAD(P)+ is then released from the enzyme to complete the first half-reaction. When oxygen reacts with the enzyme-bound reduced flavin, it forms the C(4a)-hydroperoxy flavin (C…

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    The FTIR spectra of four phosphazenium salts and P5+ are shown in Figure S1. Four phosphazenium salts have characteristic absorptions at 2850 and 2930 cm-1, belonging to the stretching vibration of -CH2- and -CH-, respectively, and this peak in the P5+ represents the absorption of –CH3. All the five compounds exhibit absorption at 960, 1230, and 1442 cm-1 corresponding to the stretching vibrations of P–N. In the FTIR spectrum of Cy4P1+BF4-, the peaks at 1633 and 3432 cm-1 belong to water because…

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    (Campbell, pg. 85) So CHOICE A is not incorrect. CHOICE B: This statement that adenine base-pairs with uracil when involving RNA is correct. When learning about nucleic acids, an important distinction between DNA and RNA coding is that in DNA adenine base-pairs with thymine but when it is RNA, adenine base pairs with uracil. (Campbell, pg. 86) Therefore CHOICE B is not incorrect. CHOICE D: This statement that some RNA molecules have enzymatic activity is correct. Enzymes are important…

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    was created on the surface of iron sulfide minerals. To test this theory, Wachterhauser activated acetic acids to by carbon fixation. Which can be made into larger organic compounds for life. The Deep Sea Vent Hypothesis stated that living cells were created from sea hydrothermal vents. In these hydrothermal vents, it provided a place for living organisms to survive. Therefore, the earliest cells could survive and come from here. This idea was brought up in the late 1970’s. The RNA World…

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    In a biochemical reaction, enzyme which are proteins based compounds are used as a catalyst to produce a high yields. Proteins are the macromolecular components of almost enzymes, except for ribozymes, a class of RNA modifying catalysts. Enzymes are classified on the basis of their composition; simple enzymes are those composed wholly of proteins, whereas, complex enzymes which also known as haloenzymes, composed of protein plus a relatively small organic molecule. In this terminology the…

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    Dna Synthesis

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    signal sequence. About 10-35 nucleotides later, the RNA would be cut loose and transcription would end. In a eukaryote, the process wouldn’t have ended yet. Now, it would be time for RNA processing, the modification of pre-mRNA, also known as the primary transcript, before it is sent out into the cytoplasm. First, a modified form of guanine called a 5’ cap would be added to the 5’ end, and a string of A’s called the poly-A tail would be added to the 3’ end. Next, RNA splicing, the…

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    She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in CHemistry at Pomona College in 1985. She received her Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Harvard University on ribozymes under the mentorship of Jack W. Szostak at Harvard University. She did her postdoctoral work with Thomas Cech at the University of Colorado, Boulder. She was promoted to Henry Ford II professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry at Yale in 2000. Two years later she accepted a faculty position at the University of California, Berkeley as…

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    go through various blood transfusions in order help circulation of the blood throughout their body. In more extreme cases, people would have a bone marrow or stem cell transplant. Bone marrow is where red blood cells are made so the theory is that if the bone marrow is replaced with new bone marrow, normal red blood cells should be made. Although the bone marrow transplant has good long term effects, finding a donor that is a match is very difficult. Therefore, most people just take pain…

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    Ribosome Challenge

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    evolutionary theories attempt to explain the origin of life on Earth. Darwin's theory exemplifies the origin of species through natural selection; it is clear from these theories that complex life originated from a simpler form of life. Translation is the process of making proteins from messenger ribonucleic acid transcribed from a deoxynucleic acid template. It is a molecular complex function facilitated by catalysts. Since it emerged before deoxynucleic acid, RNA world hypothesis suggests its…

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    Peroxidase Experiment

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    some of the tubes changed colors and helped us identify which ones were being affected more/less by pH. On the other hand, for the heat experiment we determined which enzymes worked best by checking the color change inside the test tube. For the pH experiment, the optimal pH was pH of six and the enzyme activity was best when inside hot water. INTRODUCTION: An enzyme is a catalytic protein that speeds up a biochemical reaction (Principles of life). In our experiments, peroxidase was the…

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