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by BrianEvans
Mon Jan 25, 2016 5:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is life only a system of evolving chemical reactions?
Replies: 23
Views: 15041

Re: Is life only a system of evolving chemical reactions?

To be more specific, life is self-propagating information capable of detecting environmental conditions and responding to them. The chemistry of biological systems is a tool through which these responses are expressed. Some chemical arrangements, like lipid membranes, are used mostly for mechanical ...
by BrianEvans
Mon Jan 25, 2016 5:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Protein Question
Replies: 2
Views: 3309

Re: Protein Question

Protein structure is the three-dimensional arrangement of atoms in a protein molecule. Proteins are polymers — specifically polypeptides — formed from sequences of monomer amino acids. By convention, a chain under 40 amino acids is often identified as a peptide, rather than a protein.[1] To be able ...
by BrianEvans
Mon Jan 25, 2016 5:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help me understand the concept of Catabolism
Replies: 5
Views: 5654

Re: Help me understand the concept of Catabolism

Catabolism is the set of metabolic pathways that breaks down molecules into smaller units that are either oxidized to release energy, or used in other anabolic reactions. Catabolism breaks down large molecules (such as polysaccharides, lipids, nucleic acids and proteins) into smaller units (such as ...
by BrianEvans
Mon Jan 25, 2016 5:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ebola virus
Replies: 4
Views: 3849

Re: Ebola virus

Ebola virus ( EBOV, formerly designated Zaire ebolavirus) is one of five known viruses within the genus Ebolavirus. Four of the five known ebolaviruses, including EBOV, cause a severe and often fatal hemorrhagic fever in humans and other mammals, known as Ebola virus disease (EVD). Ebola virus has c...