Unit 1: Molecules and their interactions relevant to biology
This is the first unit and it has the following topics which are taken from the CSIR NET life sciences syllabus.
- Structure of atoms, molecules, and chemical bonds.
- Composition, structure, and function of biomolecules (carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, nucleic acids, and vitamins).
- Stabilizing interactions (Van der Waals, electrostatic, hydrogen bonding, hydrophobic interaction, etc.).
- Principles of biophysical chemistry (pH, buffer, reaction kinetics, thermodynamics, colligative properties).
- Bioenergetics, glycolysis, oxidative phosphorylation, coupled reaction, group transfer, biological energy transducers.
- Principles of catalysis, enzymes and enzyme kinetics, enzyme regulation, mechanism of enzyme catalysis, isozymes
- Conformation of proteins (Ramachandran plot, secondary structure, domains, motif, and folds).
- Conformation of nucleic acids (helix (A, B, Z), t-RNA, micro-RNA).
- Stability of proteins and nucleic acids.
- Metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids, amino acids nucleotides, and vitamins.
You can click on the below video gallery to watch.
Basic Chemical Structure of DNA
1: Amino Acids : General structure, Classification, Significance | Amino acid Chemistry-1| Biochem
1:Carbohydrates-Definition, Classification, Functions | Carbohydrate Chemistry 1| Biochemistry
What Are Covalent Bonds | Properties of Matter | Chemistry | FuseSchool
What are Ionic Bonds? | Properties of Matter | Chemistry | FuseSchool
How Do Atoms Bond – Part 2 | Properties of Matter | Chemistry | FuseSchool