The Hexose MonoPhosphate Shunt

The Hexose MonoPhosphate Shunt

The Hexose MonoPhosphate Shunt is also known as “Pentose phosphate Pathway” (PPP). This is alternative Glucose oxidation pathway. The hexose monophosphate pathway is used for  production of NADPH from  NADP. The NADPH is required  for  biosynthetic reactions  such  as fatty  acid synthesis, cholesterol  synthesis, drug  reduction, and as a  cofactor for  some  non-synthetic enzymatic reactions. Hexose […]

Basic Overview of Carbohydrate Metabolism

Basic Overview of Carbohydrate Metabolism

Carbohydrate metabolism denotes the various biochemical processes responsible for the formation, breakdown and interconversion of carbohydrates in living organisms. The most important carbohydrate is glucose, a simple sugar (monosaccharide) that is metabolized by nearly all known organisms. Since all digestible forms of carbohydrates are eventually transformed into glucose, it is important to consider how glucose […]

What is Ion Exchange Chromatography and its Applications

Ion Exchange Chromatography

W.Cohn first developed this procedure.  The reversible exchange of ions in solution with ions electrostatically bound to some sort of insoluble support medium. Basics of Biochemical Techniques What is Paper Chromatography? Principle and Procedure Ninhydrin test or Ninhydrin reagent Ion exchange chromatography definition (or ion chromatography) is a process that allows the separation of ions […]

What is Paper Chromatography? Principle and Procedure

Paper chromatography

Paper chromatography has proved to be very successful in the analysis of chemical compound and lipid sample in particular. In paper chromatography, the sample mixture is applied to a piece of filter paper, the edge of the paper is immersed in a solvent, and the solvent moves up the paper by capillary action. What is […]

10 Google Best Chrome Extensions for Biology Students

10 Google Best Chrome Extensions for Biology Students

Google best Chrome Extensions are browser extensions that modify the Google Chrome browser. These extensions are written using web technologies like HTML, JavaScript and CSS. Google best Chrome Extensions are downloadable through the Chrome Web Store (formerly the Google Chrome Extension s Gallery) over 2,200 extensions have been published by developers. All users with a […]

What are the Hormones of Gonads and its functions

What are the Hormones of Gonads and its functions

The Gonads (testes in males, ovaries in females) perform closely related dual functions. Synthesize Sex hormones Produce Germ Cells The steroid sex hormones (gonads secretions) are responsible for growth, development, maintenance and regulation of reproductive system. Sex hormones are essentially required for the development of germ cells. Hormones of Gonads: The sex hormones are categorized […]

Carbohydrates are the Staff of Life. Why?

Carbohydrates are Life of Staff. Why

Carbohydrates have the general formula [CH2O]n where n is a number between 3 and 6. Carbohydrates function in short-term energy storage (such as sugar); as intermediate-term energy storage (starch for plants and glycogen for animals); and as structural components in cells (cellulose in the cell walls of plants and many protists), and chitin in the […]