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Acceptor

Acceptor

a compound that will take up a chemical group (e.g., an amine group, a methyl group, a carbamoyl group) from another compound (the donor); under the action of alanine transaminase, l-glutamic acid is an amine donor while pyruvic acid is an amine acceptor.

Origin: L. Ac-cipio, pp. -ceptus, to accept


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ETC - purpose of having different dehydrogenases?

... -- White, 2003. Also, (delta)p = proton motive force. I'm just a bit confused...I thought e's were just being passed from NADH to the final e' acceptor. Is the benefit of having an NDH-2 to avoid the potential loss of any more electrons (if we're dealing with reverse e' transport)? I was under ...

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by keetner
Sat Dec 15, 2012 2:28 am
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: ETC - purpose of having different dehydrogenases?
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Regulatory elements inside introns

Hi I am wondering if intron have regulatory elements other than splicing recognition signals (Donor, Acceptor and branch point sites). because I have found a mutation in the middle of the intron of my gene and noticed that the patient has some phenotypic resulted from this ...

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by roniadam
Sun Apr 29, 2012 9:19 am
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Regulatory elements inside introns
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Did learning this make you guys atheists?

... at images of, say, homo erectus, online and they seemed so incomplete. Well, learning how our genetic system works instantly turned me into an acceptor of evolution. It's proof that is much more solid than anything else. If I this is how our genetic system works, and I knew it for a fact, then ...

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by yodachoda87
Thu Mar 15, 2012 1:44 am
 
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Did learning this make you guys atheists?
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Mitochondrial energy pathways

... in glycolysis. Cellular respiration only refers to the action of oxidizing carbon compounds to its most oxidizable state and reducing some final acceptor. Glycolysis uses substrate level phosphorylation to make ATP from some biomass and does not require oxidative phosphorylation which is the ...

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by daniel.kurz
Wed Nov 23, 2011 12:40 am
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Mitochondrial energy pathways
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Views: 6193

Re:

... something else, does not matter the cellular respiration goes in the same direction. The factor that has to be clarified is the outside electron acceptor necessary when talking about respiration. In cells, cellular respiration refers to the ultimate oxidation and resultant reduction of some final ...

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by daniel.kurz
Fri Nov 18, 2011 3:07 pm
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Mitochondrial energy pathways
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