Physiological Chemistry

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    Has anyone every taken Physiological Chemistry. What exactly is it, how is it different than regular Chemistry, and what are the best things to study for it?
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    Quote from sunshine9
    Has anyone every taken Physiological Chemistry. What exactly is it, how is it different than regular Chemistry, and what are the best things to study for it?
    Your question got me curious. Here's a website for a Physiological Chemistry class, it should give you a good idea:
    http://www.stark.kent.edu/~cearley/PChem/pchem.htm

    Basically, chemistry as it applies to the body.

    Includes:
    Amino Acids - (Summary Sheet)
    Protein Structure and Function - (Summary Sheet)
    Enzyme Kinetics - (Summary Sheet)
    Inhibitors - (Summary Sheet)
    Carbohydrates - (Summary Sheet)
    Glycolysis - (Summary Sheet)
    Reactions involving Glycogen - (Summary Sheet)
    Lipid Structure and Metabolism - (Summary Sheet)
    Lipid Metabolism - (Summary Sheet)
    Krebs Cycle - (Summary Sheet)
    DNA - (Summary Sheet)
    Chemical Reactions and Biochemical Reaction Pathways
    Diagram of Krebs cycle
    Diagram of Electron Transport Chain
    Simple diagram showing integration of metabolic pathways
    Simple procedure to classify biochemical reactions
    Changes occurring during starvation
    Carbohydrate Structure
    3D structure of glyceraldehyde
    Fischer Projection of glucose
    3D structure of glucopyranose
    Representative Lipid Structures
    Amino Acids
    Overview of Amino Acid Structures
    Classification of Amino Acids (Practice worksheet)
    Effect of pH on Structure of Amino Acids
    Protein Structure
    Levels of Structure
    Collagen Structure
    Myoglobin Structure
    Hemoglobin Structure
    Secondary Structure (Ferredoxin) - Chime*
    Enzyme Kinetics
    Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet illustrating Michaelis-Menten kinetics
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    Quote from mitchsmom
    Your question got me curious. Here's a website for a Physiological Chemistry class, it should give you a good idea:
    http://www.stark.kent.edu/~cearley/PChem/pchem.htm
    Basically, chemistry as it applies to the body.

    Includes:
    Amino Acids - (Summary Sheet)
    Protein Structure and Function - (Summary Sheet)
    Enzyme Kinetics - (Summary Sheet)
    Inhibitors - (Summary Sheet)
    Carbohydrates - (Summary Sheet)
    Glycolysis - (Summary Sheet)
    Reactions involving Glycogen - (Summary Sheet)
    Lipid Structure and Metabolism - (Summary Sheet)
    Lipid Metabolism - (Summary Sheet)
    Krebs Cycle - (Summary Sheet)
    DNA - (Summary Sheet)
    Chemical Reactions and Biochemical Reaction Pathways
    Diagram of Krebs cycle
    Diagram of Electron Transport Chain
    Simple diagram showing integration of metabolic pathways
    Simple procedure to classify biochemical reactions
    Changes occurring during starvation
    Carbohydrate Structure
    3D structure of glyceraldehyde
    Fischer Projection of glucose
    3D structure of glucopyranose
    Representative Lipid Structures
    Amino Acids
    Overview of Amino Acid Structures
    Classification of Amino Acids (Practice worksheet)
    Effect of pH on Structure of Amino Acids
    Protein Structure
    Levels of Structure
    Collagen Structure
    Myoglobin Structure
    Hemoglobin Structure
    Secondary Structure (Ferredoxin) - Chime*
    Enzyme Kinetics
    Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet illustrating Michaelis-Menten kinetics
    Thank you, I looked up some of the websites myself, but some of them did not really give any real detail about what they were teaching. I did not know exactly what they were starting with and what they were ending with. This web sites seems to be pretty good. It actually seems as though Physiological Chemistry is going to help me alot. It's teaching you more how the body responds to different chemicals instead of just what the chemicals are what they do. **I LIKE**Thank you for the help.
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    HI!
    I just took it, with micro and 3 gen-eds, I might add. Got an A. General and organic chem understanding is a must, but they might review that with you. The most work was the reactions in glycolysis, krebs and ETC that need to be memorized as well as esterification and saponification etc. If you paid attention in A&P and nutrition, you will understand most of it. I took it from another part of the university system as allied health chemistry in lieu of basic molecular biology 208, and they are letting me take basic chem for May term in lieu of BMB 207. I absolutly loved it. Good Luck!!!


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