Midterm 2 Tutoring Sessions.
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Dr. Shuhendler Test 3: 'Protein Structure and Folding' on February 27th for Test 3 - Will include DNA structure.
Dr. Musgaard Midterm 2: 'Protein Structure and Folding' on February 28th | 'DNA Structure, Lipids and Protein Binding' on March 1st
Dr. FX students: You are welcome to ANY of the Review Sessions.
- Review amino acid side chain properties (i.e. pKa, charges, stereochemistry, trans/cis amide bonds)
- Understand the 3 main dihedral angles regulating secondary structure (phi, psi and omega)
- Apply dihedral angles to Ramachandran plot
- Relate secondary structures to Ramachandran plot
- Properties of helices (i.e. residues per turn, pitch, H-bonding, simple calculations, drawing helical wheel)
- Properties of Beta-sheets (i.e. length per residue, H-bonding, types of turns, simple calculations)
- Domains vs. motifs
- How to identify type of quaternary structure (i.e. C2, C3, D2, D3 etc.)
- Thermodynamics involved for protein folding
- Understand what facilitates folding of proteins
DNA Structure, Lipids and
- Review primary DNA structure (i.e. base tautomerization, classic base pair H-bonding, c2/c3 endo sugar rings)
- Understand the inter- and intramolecular interaction in a DNA double helix
- Analyse and understand DNA secondary structures (i.e. DNA helices: A, B, and Z)
- Remembering Chargaff's Rule
- Understand properties of triple DNA helices (H-DNA)
- Palindromes and formation of hairpins and
- DNA denaturation and melting curves
- Types of lipids and their structures
- Lipid membrane properties (i.e. fluidity, lateral and transverse diffusion, and cholesterol)
- Fatty acid nomenclature
- Understanding general ligand binding (i.e. formulate equation and associate it to Kd)
- Learn to manipulate the simple Kd equation into complex ones
- Graphically understand how protein-ligand system is interpreted
- Cooperativity in ligand binding (i.e. Hill plot)
- Assess the two types of cooperativity models (MWC vs. KNF model)
- Apply protein-ligand cooperativity to oxygen transport in the body
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