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Recommended Book: Biochemistry By U.Satyanarayana & U. Chakrapani

Biochemistry is a compilation from both the medical and pure science fields and is a standard textbook for students from disciplines such as Dentistry, Life Sciences, and Veterinary Studies. Summary Of The Book The book, Biochemistry, is divided into seven separate sections. The first section is labeled Chemical Constituents of Life. Beginning with elements like […]

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  • Updated April 18, 2019

What Happened When Fructose Overload in our Body? (Infographics)

Fructose, is a Monosaccharide found in many plants. It is Keto-monosaccharide with common names Fruit sugar and Honey sugar. It is a major  constituent of Disaccharides like Sucrose and Inulin. This infographic gives the basic idea on Fructose overload, when it is present in our body in high amount. Fructose was discovered by French chemist Augustin-Pierre […]

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  • Updated May 23, 2016

What are Lipids ? What are the Importance in Human Body

Lipids are involved mainly with long-term energy storage. They are generally insoluble in polar substances such as water. Secondary functions of lipids include structural components (as in the case of phospholipids that are the major building block in cell membranes) and “messengers” (hormones) that play roles in communications within and between cells. Lipids Definition: Lipids are a […]

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  • Updated January 22, 2019

What is Monosaccharide? How to Classify?

Monosaccharides are the simplest carbohydrates in that they cannot be hydrolyzed to smaller carbohydrates. They are basic units of Carbohydrates. They are made up of only one carbohydrate moiety. The general chemical formula of an unmodified monosaccharide is (C•H2O) n, literally a “carbon hydrate”. This is termed as the empirical formula. In this formula the […]

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  • Updated January 19, 2017

What is Henderson-Hasselbalch Equation? (Basic Concept)

The Henderson-Hasselbalch equation provides a general solution to the quantitative treatment of acid-base equilibrium in biological system. This article explains how to derive Henderson-Hasselbalch Equation. Buffers are the mixture of weak acids and their salts of strong bases (or) the mixture of weak bases and their salts of strong acids. Simply, Buffers are important concept […]

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  • Updated January 19, 2017

What Are The Basics of pH? Do You Know The Importance?

What are the Basics of pH? The nature of the solution (acidic, alkaline (or) neutral) can be represented in terms of either hydrogen ion concentration (or) hydroxyl ion concentration. In 1909, Sorenson used a logarithmic scale for expressing the H+ concentration. This scale was called “pH”, Where “P” stands for ‘Power’ and ‘H’ for hydrogen […]

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  • Updated January 19, 2017