Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education

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Edited By: Phillip Ortiz

Impact Factor: 0.593

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 30/36 (Education Scientific Disciplines); 278/291 (Biochemistry & Molecular Biology)

Online ISSN: 1539-3429

Associated Title(s): Biotechnology and Applied Biochemistry, BioFactors, IUBMB Life

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  • Assessing the engagement, learning, and overall experience of students operating an atomic absorption spectrophotometer with remote access technology

    Assessing the engagement, learning, and overall experience of students operating an atomic absorption spectrophotometer with remote access technology

    Infrastructure of the remote access AAS between host and guest institutions. [Color figure can be viewed in the online issue, which is available at wileyonlinelibrary.com.]

  • Development and analysis of an instrument to assess student understanding of GOB chemistry knowledge relevant to clinical nursing practice

    Development and analysis of an instrument to assess student understanding of GOB chemistry knowledge relevant to clinical nursing practice

    General model for design and evaluation of the GOB-CKA.

  • Dr. Earl N. Meyer, in the lab, with a scalpel: A murder mystery as a biochemistry recruitment tool

    Dr. Earl N. Meyer, in the lab, with a scalpel: A murder mystery as a biochemistry recruitment tool

    The suspect mug shots poster created using images downloaded, with permission, from Presenter Media (a), a template certificate distributed to students upon completion of the murder mystery workshop (b).

  • A laboratory exercise for visible gel filtration chromatography using fluorescent proteins

    A laboratory exercise for visible gel filtration chromatography using fluorescent proteins

    Illustration of the gene structures for RFP, RC, YRY, and PKG and their corresponding molecular weights. H represents the polyhistidines.

  • Simulating an investigative study of clinical cancer samples: Use of tissue slides and PCR-based promoter-hypermethylation analysis

    Simulating an investigative study of clinical cancer samples: Use of tissue slides and PCR‐based promoter‐hypermethylation analysis

    Schematic showing the positions of PCR primers on the yeast genomic DNA and a sample of PCR products from our test run. (a) Details of the relative positions of the methylated and unmethylated primers and the expected sizes of the various PCR products. (b) An example of TA's experimental gel results. 1 kb DNA ladder (Lane M). Lane 1: “Normal” DNA amplified by “unmethylated” primers. Lane 2: “Normal” DNA amplified by “methylated” primers. Lane 3: “Test” DNA amplified by “unmethylated” primers. Lane 4: “Test” DNA amplified by “methylated” primers. [Color figure can be viewed in the online issue, which is available at wileyonlinelibrary.com.]

  • Fluorescence quantum yield measurements of fluorescent proteins: A laboratory experiment for a biochemistry or molecular biophysics laboratory course

    Fluorescence quantum yield measurements of fluorescent proteins: A laboratory experiment for a biochemistry or molecular biophysics laboratory course

    Fluorescence spectra for (a) mCherry and (b) Rhodamine 101. The absorbance of the mCherry solutions were 0.0349 (orange), 0.0287 (turquoise), 0.0253 (purple), 0.0184 (green), 0.0137 (red), and 0.0062 (dark blue). The absorbance of the Rhodamine 101 solutions were 0.0151 (orange), 0.0133 (turquoise), 0.0095 (purple), 0.0067 (green), 0.0033 (red), and 0.0017 (dark blue). This data was acquired by students.

  • Proteopedia entry: Mammalian serine hydrolases

    Proteopedia entry: Mammalian serine hydrolases

    Serine hydrolases: conserved structure, classic enzymology, and interesting biology. (a) Classic α/β hydrolase fold of MGL (PDB code: 3JW8). The central eight-stranded β-sheet (seven parallel and one antiparallel; purple) is surrounded by α-helices (blue). (b) Unusual Ser–Ser–Lys catalytic triad of FAAH (PDB code: 1MT5). The nucleophilic serine is covalently bound to methyl arachidonyl fluorophosphonate (purple and orange) and is hydrogen bonded (yellow) to the accessory serine and lysine residues. (c) Inhibition of serine hydrolases. Dimeric structure of DPP IV (PDB code: 1X70) with a noncovalently bound β-amino acid inhibitor (yellow). Inhibitors of DPP IV are used in the treatment of Type II diabetes. [Color figure can be viewed in the online issue, which is available at wileyonlinelibrary.com.]

  • Assessing the engagement, learning, and overall experience of students operating an atomic absorption spectrophotometer with remote access technology
  • Development and analysis of an instrument to assess student understanding of GOB chemistry knowledge relevant to clinical nursing practice
  • Dr. Earl N. Meyer, in the lab, with a scalpel: A murder mystery as a biochemistry recruitment tool
  • A laboratory exercise for visible gel filtration chromatography using fluorescent proteins
  • Simulating an investigative study of clinical cancer samples: Use of tissue slides and PCR‐based promoter‐hypermethylation analysis
  • Fluorescence quantum yield measurements of fluorescent proteins: A laboratory experiment for a biochemistry or molecular biophysics laboratory course
  • Proteopedia entry: Mammalian serine hydrolases

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