Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education

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Edited By: Phillip Ortiz

Impact Factor: 0.465

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 34/40 (Education Scientific Disciplines); 281/289 (Biochemistry & Molecular Biology)

Online ISSN: 1539-3429

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

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  • Model building to facilitate understanding of holliday junction and heteroduplex formation, and holliday junction resolution

    Model building to facilitate understanding of holliday junction and heteroduplex formation, and holliday junction resolution

    A student-created model with two errors (sister chromatids having different alleles before crossing over and different genes A and B occupying the same locus).

  • RT-qPCR demonstrates light-dependent AtRBCS1A and AtRBCS3B mRNA expressions in Arabidopsis thaliana leaves

    RT‐qPCR demonstrates light‐dependent AtRBCS1A and AtRBCS3B mRNA expressions in Arabidopsis thaliana leaves

    GelRed stained 1.2% formaldehyde agarose gel showing different rRNA bands in RNA samples from one of lab sections. Fifteen of the 50 μL total RNA obtained by each group was loaded into each well. The number on the top indicates the amount of total RNA loaded. The remainders of the RNA samples were then used for RT-qPCR.

  • Structure prediction and analysis of neuraminidase sequence variants

    Structure prediction and analysis of neuraminidase sequence variants

    Alignment of 3BEQ and 3NSS crystal structures with a focus on the 150 loop. 3BEQ is in the open form (green with yellow 150 loop) while 3NSS is in the closed form (cyan with red loop). [Color figure can be viewed in the online issue, which is available at wileyonlinelibrary.com.]

  • Physical models have gender-specific effects on student understanding of protein structure–function relationships

    Physical models have gender‐specific effects on student understanding of protein structure–function relationships

    Physical protein models. The four hand-held physical models used in 4 of the 7 discussion sections (“physical model” treatment groups). Purple and light green backbones represent separate identical monomers connected by magnets to create the CIP4 dimer. (A) Entire CIP4 dimer including FBAR (alpha helix), HR1 (alpha helix) and SH3 domains (beta sheet), made of nylon. Thin metal connections represent uncrystallized regions of the protein. Their length accurately represents the number of amino acids known to span these regions. (B) F-BAR dimer of CIP4, made of nylon. The positively charged amino acid side chains (lysine and arginine) important for binding to negatively charged phospholipid head groups in the membrane are displayed on the F-BAR domain in yellow. (C) F-BAR dimer of CIP4 in spacefill, made of plaster. Yellow amino acid residues are hydrophobic and blue amino acid residues are hydrophilic. (D) F-BAR dimer of CIP4, made of nylon. The yellow amino acid visible on the purple F-BAR monomer (the other yellow amino acid is not visible) is the hydrophobic phenylalanine (F276) residue involved in lateral interactions of CIP4 dimers. Red amino acids are the positively charged lysine residues (K273 and K66) involved in ionic interactions with the negatively charged blue amino acids glutamate (E285) and aspartate (D286) of an adjacent CIP4 dimer. The dark green amino acids at the end of each monomer are the positively charged lysine (K166) residues involved in end-to-end interactions of CIP4 dimers.

  • Model building to facilitate understanding of holliday junction and heteroduplex formation, and holliday junction resolution
  • RT‐qPCR demonstrates light‐dependent AtRBCS1A and AtRBCS3B mRNA expressions in Arabidopsis thaliana leaves
  • Structure prediction and analysis of neuraminidase sequence variants
  • Physical models have gender‐specific effects on student understanding of protein structure–function relationships

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