Mnemonics

Greek: mnēmonikós - of, relating to memory

"A device, such as a verse or formula or rhyme, used as an aid in remembering concepts. Named for Mnemosyne, the goddess of memory in Greek mythology, mnemonics are also called memoria technica. The principle is to create in the mind an artificial structure that incorporate unfamiliar ideas or, especially, a series of dissociated ideas by themselves are difficult to remember. Ideally, the structure is designed so that its parts are mutually suggestive."

Mnemonic device

"Type One, Type Two, Type Four"

Explanation

Collagen: location of types
Type One: bONE
Type Two: CarTwolage
Type Four: "Four on the Floor" [automotive transmission term] basement membrane (the "floor") is mostly Type IV collagen


Mnemonic device

"Drugs that Sara effortlessly pushes grant another very mellow illusion; let your favorite heroes kill racists.
No quitters can win"

Explanation

The order in which amino acids come off of an ion-exchange column following complete peptide digestion.
The first sentence is what comes off and in what order, the second sentence is the four amino acids that require other methods to detect.

Each word begins with the one letter abbreviation of the respective amino acid:
D - Aspartate, T - Threonine, S - Serine, E - Glutamate, P - Proline, G - Glycine, A - Alanine, V - Valine, M - Methonine,
I - Isoleucine, L - Leucine, Y - Tyrosine, F - Phenylalanine, H - Histidine, K - Lysine, and R - Arginine.
Followed by:
N - Asparagine, Q - Glutamine, C - Cysteine, and W - Tryptophan.


Mnemonic device

"I love lysine though Val thinks his meth's preferable..."

Explanation

Nine essential Amino Acids for Humans:
Isoleucine, Leucine, Lysine, Threonine, Valine, Tryptophan, Histidine, Methionine, and Phenylalanine.


Mnemonic device

"The Ten Acid Pods Liked Very Hot Lacies In Mini-skirts"
"MATT VIL PHLy"
"PVT. TIM HALL always argues, never tires"/p>

Explanation

Ten essential amino acids:
Threonine, Tryptophan, Arginine, Phenylalanine, Lysine, Valine, Histidine, Leucine, Isoleucine, and Methionine.
'Always argues': the A is for Arg, not Asp.
'Never tires': T is not Tyr, but is both Thr and Trp.


Mnemonic device

"Kompetitive inhibition: Non-kompetitive inhibition"

Explanation

Enzyme kinetics: competitive vs. non-competitive inhibition
With Kompetitive inhibition: Km increases; no change in Vmax.
With Non-kompetitive inhibition: No change in Km; Vmax decreases.


Mnemonic device

"Competition is hard because we have to travel more kilometers (Km) with the same velocity"

Explanation

Enzymes: Competitive Inhibitors
With competitive inhibitors, velocity remains same but Km increases.


Mnemonic device

"EXons INTRons"

Explanation

DNA Expression:
EXons EXpressed, INtrons IN the trash.


Mnemonic device

"U Go Away, U Are Away, U Are Gone!"

Explanation

Stop Codons:
UGA, UAA, and UAG are stop codons.


Mnemonic device

"SNOW"
"DROP"

Explanation

Types of Blotting:
Match up the 1st word letter with 2nd word letter:
Southern=DNA
Northern=RNA
Western=Protein
The 0's in snow drop are zeros, since there is no Eastern blot.


Mnemonic device

"IgG"

Explanation

Immunoglobulins: which crosses the placenta
IgG crosses the placenta during Gestation.


Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15