Defintions Gellman 5-8
Graduate student - a person who has completed college (recieved a bachelor's degree) and has gone on for further higher education (most often to recieve their master's or doctorate degree).
Undergraduate student - a person who is in the process of completing college (and recieving their bachelor's degree).
Carbon - (symbol C) is the 6th element in the periodic table. Carbon is one of the most versatile elements and combines with itself and many other elements to form a huge variety of organic compounds.
Single bond - the sharing of one pair of electrons between two atoms.
Double bond - the sharing of two pairs of electrons between two atoms.
Oxygen - (symbol O) is the 8th element in the periodic table. Oxygen is the essential element in the respiration process to sustain life. This colorless, odorless gas makes up about 21 percent of the air.
Hydrogen - (symbol H) is the 1st element in the periodic table. Hydrogen is lightest and most abundant element. Hydrogen composes about 75 percent of the Sun but only a tiny fraction of the Earth.
Publish - to make information available and distribute it to the public.
Journals - similar in format to a magazine, but journals usually provide scholarly or professional information.
Conferences - a prearranged meeting for consultation or exchange of information or discussion (especially one with a formal agenda).
Beta peptide - A short chain of amino acids that contain one extra carbon atom each. Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins, like the ones we eat every day!
HIV - Human immunodeficiency virus. The virus that causes AIDS.
Assemblies - gatherings of mutliple objects/things.
Protein - A naturally occurring combination of amino acids. Protein is one of the essential components of all living things and the diet of animal organisms.
Amino acid - an organic compound that is the building block of peptides and proteins. There are over 100 amino acids, eight of which are essential for human metabolism (All of the processes that occur in the body that turn the food you eat into energy your body can use).
Peptide - short molecule formed by the linking various amino acids together in a defined order.
Alpha amino acid - the building blocks that make up naturally occuring peptides and proteins.
Beta amino acids - amino acids that contain one extra carbon atom. When beta amino acids are strung together they make beta peptides or beta proteins.
Carbon - (symbol C) is the 6th element in the periodic table. Carbon is one of the most versatile elements and combines with itself and many other elements to form a huge variety of organic compounds.
Single bond - the sharing of one pair of electrons between two atoms.
Double bond - the sharing of two pairs of electrons between two atoms.
Oxygen - (symbol O) is the 8th element in the periodic table. Oxygen is the essential element in the respiration process to sustain life. This colorless, odorless gas makes up about 21 percent of the air.
Hydrogen - (symbol H) is the 1st element in the periodic table. Hydrogen is lightest and most abundant element. Hydrogen composes about 75 percent of the Sun but only a tiny fraction of the Earth.
Molecule- the smallest unbreakable part of a compound.
Atom - the smallest part of an element that has all of the same chemical properties of that element.
Primary structure - the amino acid sequence of a peptide or protein. Because this sequence will control the later structuring of the molecule it is called the primary (first) structure.
Secondary Structure - the way small parts of a molecule that are close to each other in the primary sequence fold up to be nearer to each other.
Tertiary Structure -The three-dimensional structure of a protein.
Helix - a winding shape, similar to a spiral; the DNA molecule has a double - helix shape, which is two helixes twisted around each other.
Beta Sheet - a commonly occurring form of regular secondary structure in proteins, it consists of two or more amino acid sequences within the same protein that are arranged adjacently and in parallel, but with alternating orientation such that hydrogen bonds (responsible for the attractive forces within the molecule) can form between the two strands.
Inspire -supply the inspiration for, urge or encourage.
Accessible - capable of being reached, easily obtained (gotten).
Instance -example: in this case - an occurrence of something.
Perspective - a way of regarding situations or topics.
DNA - The material inside the nucleus of cells that carries genetic information. The scientific name for DNA is deoxyribonucleic acid.
Collaborate - work together.