Biochemistry: A Short Course by John L. Tymoczko

By John L. Tymoczko

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They contain the instructions for all cellular functions and interactions. Like proteins, nucleic acids are linear molecules. However, nucleic acids are constructed from only four building blocks called nucleotides. 2). There are two types of nucleic acid: deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) and ribonucleic acid (RNA). Genetic information is stored in DNA—the “parts list” that determines the nature of an organism. DNA is constructed from four deoxyribonucleotides, differing from one another only in the ring structure of the bases—adenine (A), cytosine (C), guanine (G), and thymine (T).

3). Water can dissolve virtually any molecule that has sufficient partial or complete charges on the molecule to interact with water. This power to dissolve is crucial. Brownian motion powers collisions among the dissolved molecules and many of these collisions result in fleeting but productive interactions. 11/17/11 12:03 PM Hydrogen Bonds Form Between an Electronegative Atom and Hydrogen Hydrogen bonds are not unique to water molecules; the unequal distribution of charges that permit hydrogen-bond formation can arise whenever hydrogen is covalently bound to an electronegative atom.

The barrier is called the plasma membrane, and the fundamental intracellular material is called the cytoplasm. The plasma membrane The plasma membrane separates the inside of the cell from the outside, one cell from another cell. This membrane is impermeable to most substances, even to substances such as fuels, building blocks, and signal molecules that must enter the cell. Consequently, the barrier function of the membrane must be mitigated to permit the entry and exit of molecules and information.

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