Why do we need Thiamine or better known as Vitamin B1?

Vitamin B1 The human body requires Vitamin B1 to function properly, which is why it is referred to as a vitamin. A deficiency of thiamine most commonly results in Wernicke-Korsakoff’s syndrome or beriberi, how...

Why is the electron transport chain like a battery?

electron transport chain A Duracell battery powers a simple circuit consisting of a wire, a small electric toy motor and the battery itself. The electrodes of the alkaline “Copper Top” battery correspond to zi...
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How to determine types of enzyme inhibition?

Inhibition are caused by effects of molecules that are a substrate and decrease rates of enzymes. Inhibition of enzymes is normal and organisms will use inhibitor molecules to regulate enzymes. Inhibition can b...
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How is THC produced in marijuana plants?

A recent post by ScienceDaily commented on a research publication to the PNAS journal. Researchers have isolated the key enzyme involved in cannabis production of cannabinoids and THC. Cannabinoids are merely a...
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What is a restriction enzyme

This image is a cartoon rendition of the EcoRI restriction enzyme. Two catalytic magnesium ions are shown as magenta spheres and are adjacent to the cleaved sites in the DNA made by the enzyme (depicted as gap...