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Journal Articles: 14 results
Synthesis of Plant Auxin Derivatives and Their Effects on Ceratopteris richardii  Corey E. Stilts and Roxanne Fisher
In this experiment, organic chemistry students synthesize derivatives of their own design of the plant auxins indole-3-acetic acid and 1-naphthalene acetic acid. Biochemistry¬Ěcell biology students then examine the development of Ceratopteris richardii gametophytes on medium containing auxin derivatives synthesized in the organic chemistry lab.
Stilts, Corey E.; Fisher, Roxanne. J. Chem. Educ. 2007, 84, 999.
Biological Cells |
Bioorganic Chemistry |
Hormones |
Synthesis
Capsaicin, from Hot to Not; Can New Pain-Relieving Drugs Be Derived from This Substance Known To Cause Pain?  David B. Rusterholz
This article traces the development of modified capsaicin structures that offer improved analgesic effectiveness with minimal pungency and the discovery of compounds that act as antagonists at the TRPV1 receptor, which appear to hold promise as new drugs that will be useful for the treatment of some types of pain.
Rusterholz, David B. J. Chem. Educ. 2006, 83, 1809.
Applications of Chemistry |
Bioorganic Chemistry |
Biosignaling |
Drugs / Pharmaceuticals |
Medicinal Chemistry |
Molecular Recognition
Molecular Handshake: Recognition through Weak Noncovalent Interactions  Parvathi S. Murthy
This article traces the development of our thinking about molecular recognition through noncovalent interactions, highlights their salient features, and suggests ways for comprehensive education on this important concept.
Murthy, Parvathi S. J. Chem. Educ. 2006, 83, 1010.
Applications of Chemistry |
Biosignaling |
Membranes |
Molecular Recognition |
Noncovalent Interactions |
Chromatography |
Molecular Properties / Structure |
Polymerization |
Reactions
Collaboration between Chemistry and Biology to Introduce Spectroscopy, Electrophoresis, and Molecular Biology as Tools for Biochemistry  Vicky L. H. Bevilacqua, Jennifer L. Powers, Connie Tran, Swapan S. Jain, Reem Chabayta, Dale L. Vogelien, Ralph J. Rascati, Michelle Hall, and Kathleen Diehl
Program that integrates a variety of instrumental techniques across the biological and chemistry curricula, including biochemistry, plant physiology, genetics, and forensics.
Bevilacqua, Vicky L. H.; Powers, Jennifer L.; Vogelien, Dale L.; Rascati, Ralph J.; Hall, Michelle; Diehl, Kathleen; Tran, Connie; Jain, Swapan S.; Chabayta, Reem . J. Chem. Educ. 2002, 79, 1311.
Biotechnology |
Enzymes |
Forensic Chemistry |
Hormones |
Instrumental Methods |
Kinetics |
Plant Chemistry |
Proteins / Peptides |
UV-Vis Spectroscopy
A Chemical-Medical Mystery: Gold Jewelry and Black Marks on Skin  Barbara B. Kebbekus
Gold jewelry at times makes a black mark or smudge on skin. This may be caused by abrasive powders on the skin (e.g. zinc oxide) but the phenomenon may also be caused by other skin conditions, possibly the presence of chloride ion, acidity, or sulfur-containing amino acids.
Kebbekus, Barbara B. J. Chem. Educ. 2000, 77, 1298.
Bioorganic Chemistry |
Geochemistry |
Hormones |
Metals |
Solids |
Applications of Chemistry
Immunoassay, DNA Analysis, and Other Ligand Binding Assay Techniques: From Electropherograms to Multiplexed, Ultrasensitive Microarrays on a Chip  Roger P. Ekins
"Ligand" or "binding" assays have made a major impact on biomedical research and clinical diagnosis since their development in the late 1950s. Immunoassay techniques (relying on specific antibodies to bind the target analyte) represent the best-known example, but analogous DNA and RNA analysis methods (using oligonucleotides to recognize defined polynucleotide sequences) are rapidly gaining in importance and are likely to exert profound effects on human society.
Ekins, Roger P. J. Chem. Educ. 1999, 76, 769.
Hormones |
Instrumental Methods |
Molecular Recognition |
Nanotechnology |
Proteins / Peptides |
Biotechnology
A Simulated Growth Hormone Analysis  Mary Harris
Growth hormone is a drug that is sometimes abused by amateur or professional athletes for performance-enhancement. This laboratory is a semi-microscale simulation analysis of a sample of "urine" to detect proteins of two very different molecular weights.
Harris, Mary. J. Chem. Educ. 1996, 73, 735.
Hormones |
Proteins / Peptides |
Separation Science |
Microscale Lab |
Drugs / Pharmaceuticals |
Qualitative Analysis
Consumer chemistry in an organic course   Miller, John A.
This paper looks at the main functional groups in organic chemistry and points out their appearance in consumer chemistry. These suggestions are especially useful for courses geared toward health science majors.
Miller, John A. J. Chem. Educ. 1988, 65, 210.
Aromatic Compounds |
Free Radicals |
Hormones |
Medicinal Chemistry |
Consumer Chemistry |
Applications of Chemistry
A reinvestigation of the synthesis of 4-methyl-3-heptanol  Hoffman, Robert V.; Alexander, M. D.; Buntain, Gregory; Hardenstein, Richard; Mattox, Cynthia; McLaughlin, Susan; McMinn, Denise; Spray, Scott; White, Steven
A previously reported laboratory may have reported gas chromatographic separation of the 4-methyl-3-heptanol diastereomiers in error. The side reactions in the Grignard reaction account for the observed results.
Hoffman, Robert V.; Alexander, M. D.; Buntain, Gregory; Hardenstein, Richard; Mattox, Cynthia; McLaughlin, Susan; McMinn, Denise; Spray, Scott; White, Steven J. Chem. Educ. 1983, 60, 78.
Hormones |
Alcohols |
Grignard Reagents |
IR Spectroscopy |
NMR Spectroscopy |
Aldehydes / Ketones |
Gas Chromatography |
Synthesis |
Natural Products
p-Chlorophenoxyacetic acid-preparation of a synthetic plant hormone  Wood, William F.
Instructions for the preparation of a synthetic plant hormone.
Wood, William F. J. Chem. Educ. 1981, 58, 76.
Plant Chemistry |
Hormones |
Synthesis |
Natural Products |
Bioorganic Chemistry
Pheromones and chemical communication in the laboratory  Alger, Donald B.
The topic of chemical communication is of great interest to biology students who may be taking courses in chemistry.
Alger, Donald B. J. Chem. Educ. 1976, 53, 210.
Hormones |
Bioorganic Chemistry |
Molecular Biology |
Molecular Recognition
TLC analysis of carbaryl insecticide on sprayed foliage. A student experiment  Bidleman, T. F.; Rice, C. P.
The authors develop a relevant lab experience in order to introduce students to thin layer chromatography.
Bidleman, T. F.; Rice, C. P. J. Chem. Educ. 1976, 53, 173.
Thin Layer Chromatography |
Toxicology |
Hormones |
Quantitative Analysis
Non-covalent interactions: Key to biological flexibility and specificity  Frieden, Earl
Summarizes the types of non-covalent interactions found among biomolecules and how they facilitate the function of antibodies, hormones, and hemoglobin.
Frieden, Earl J. Chem. Educ. 1975, 52, 754.
Noncovalent Interactions |
Hydrogen Bonding |
Water / Water Chemistry |
Proteins / Peptides |
Amino Acids |
Molecular Properties / Structure |
Hormones
The functioning of vitamins and hormones  Williams, Roger J.
Student interest can be generated by the realization that the functioning of vitamins and hormones are matters that touch their own lives and that diverse problems result from the fact that body chemistries are far from uniform.
Williams, Roger J. J. Chem. Educ. 1959, 36, 538.
Vitamins |
Hormones |
Metabolism