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HIV-1 Protease: An Enzyme at Work  
This is "HIV-1 Protease: An Enzyme at Work", from a video tape published by the Journal of Chemical Education - Software as Special Issue 13
Applications of Chemistry |
Enzymes |
Proteins / Peptides |
Medicinal Chemistry
Factors Affecting Glucose Oxidase Activity  
Various factors which affect glucose oxidase activity are demonstrated.
Catalysis |
Enzymes |
Kinetics |
Proteins / Peptides
Halting the Briggs-Rauscher Oscillating Reaction  
The Briggs-Rauscher reaction is demonstrated in three different ways. Catalase from a liver extract decomposes the hydrogen peroxide in an Briggs-Rauscher reaction, stopping the oscillations.
Catalysis |
Kinetics |
Enzymes |
Proteins / Peptides
Assessment Questions: 3 results
Biochemistry : EnzymesCan (12 Variations)
Which of the following is something that enzymes CANNOT do?
Biochemistry : Inhibitor (15 Variations)
Which of the following molecules would you expect to be the strongest competitive inhibitor of the enzyme whose substrate is shown?

alcohol dehydrogenase, substrate ethanol

Kinetics : Enzyme (7 Variations)
Trypsin assists in digestion by breaking proteins down into smaller peptides. However, this process is not as efficient in the presence of fluorophosphates. Identify the role of each of these components.
Enzymes |
Journal Articles: First 3 results.
Glycosyltransferases A and B: Four Critical Amino Acids Determine Blood Type  Natisha L. Rose, Monica M. Palcic, and Stephen V. Evans
Human A, B, and O blood type is determined by the presence or absence of distinct carbohydrate structures on red blood cells. In this review the chemistry of the blood group ABO system and the role of glycosyltransferase A, glycosyltransferase B, and the four amino acids critical to determining blood group status are discussed.
Rose, Natisha L.; Palcic, Monica M.; Evans, Stephen V. J. Chem. Educ. 2005, 82, 1846.
Carbohydrates |
Enzymes |
Kinetics |
Bioorganic Chemistry |
Crystals / Crystallography |
Molecular Biology |
X-ray Crystallography |
Amino Acids
A Supramolecular Approach to Medicinal Chemistry: Medicine Beyond the Molecule  David K. Smith
This article emphasizes a conceptual view of medicinal chemistry, which has important implications for the future, as the supramolecular approach to medicinal-chemistry products outlined here is rapidly allowing nanotechnology to converge with medicine. In particular, this article discusses recent developments including the rational design of drugs such as Relenza and Tamiflu, the mode of action of vancomycin, and the mechanism by which bacteria develop resistance, drug delivery using cyclodextrins, and the importance of supramolecular chemistry in understanding protein aggregation diseases such as Alzheimer's and CreutzfieldJacob.
Smith, David K. J. Chem. Educ. 2005, 82, 393.
Drugs / Pharmaceuticals |
Noncovalent Interactions |
Medicinal Chemistry |
Nanotechnology |
Proteins / Peptides
Some Like It Cold: A Computer-Based Laboratory Introduction to Sequence and Tertiary Structure Comparison of Cold-Adapted Lactate Dehydrogenases Using Bioinformatics Tools  M. Sue Lowery and Leigh A. Plesniak
Students download sequences and structures from appropriate databases, create sequence alignments, and carry out molecular modeling exercises, and then form hypotheses about the mechanism of biochemical adaptation for function and stability. This laboratory is appropriate for biochemistry and molecular biology laboratory courses, special topics, and advanced biochemistry lecture courses, and can be adapted for honors high school programs.
Lowery, M. Sue; Plesniak, Leigh A. J. Chem. Educ. 2003, 80, 1300.
Enzymes |
Molecular Modeling |
Proteins / Peptides |
Molecular Properties / Structure
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Nitric Oxide-Releasing Compounds  William F. Coleman, Randall J. Wildman
The five WebWare Molecules for December derive from the article Nitrogen-Based Diazeniumdiolates: Versatile Nitric Oxide-Releasing Compounds for Biomedical Research and Potential Clinical Applications by Joseph E. Saavedra and Larry K. Keefer.
Medicinal Chemistry
Prophine and Protoporphyrin  William F. Coleman, Randall J. Wildman
The WebWare molecules this month are from the article "Photochemotherapy: Light-Dependent Therapies in Medicine" by Edward P. Zovinka and Danielle R. Suneri. The first is a simple porphine, illustrating the ubiquitous four-nitrogen macrocycle, while the second is the protoporphyrin found in heme systems.
Medicinal Chemistry |
Diluting and Mixing I.V. Solutions  Ed Vitz
A section of ChemPrime, the Chemical Educations Digital Library's free General Chemistry textbook.
Solutions / Solvents |
Medicinal Chemistry
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