Molecules and Metabolism Module

  1. Chemical context for life – an optional review of chemistry principles needed to understand biomolecules
  2. Biological molecules and Protein structure and function

    Application: Arsenic Life? arseniclife-v3

  3. Membranes and Membrane transport

    Application: Lipids as molecular fossils Molecular Fossils – lipid biomarkers

  4. Cells

    Application: CFTR, chloride ion transport and osmosis Cystic fibrosis

  5. Energy, equilibrium and enzymes

    Application: pain relievers and cyclooxygenases

  6. Respiration and oxidative phosphorylation

    Application: Redox energy and microbial fuel cells

  7. Oxidative pathways: electrons from food to reduce electron carriers

    Application: Tylenol poisoning case

  8. Fermentation, mitochondria and regulation

    Application: Patrick paralyzed

  9. Converting light energy to chemical energy

    Application: atrazine

  10. Using chemical energy for carbon fixation

    Application: deducing the Calvin cycle

  11. C4, review of respiration & photosynthesis

    Application: phototrophic aphids

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