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Need a good GLYCOLYSIS mneumonic

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by AStudent, Jul 17, 2005.

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  1. AStudent

    AStudent Senior Member 5+ Year Member

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    I'm in need of a good one, don't care how dirty or corny...any help would be :thumbup:
     
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  3. gerido

    gerido Senior Member 5+ Year Member

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    I don't know any, but I found that just tracing the pathway helped me memorize it since. I'm a visual learning, so arrows and the structure and the sheet of paper I wrote on got stuck in my head.
     
  4. AStudent

    AStudent Senior Member 5+ Year Member

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    I got one for the substrates now, but it's not one that I would tell my mother :eek:

    Now I need one for the enzymes.



     
  5. ShyRem

    ShyRem I need more coffee. Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Sorry - mnemonics wouldn't have helped me. I did the write-the-whole-pathway-out about 100 times to get everything down - structures, names, enzymes, activators, inactivators, mechanisms, energy... It's just too much for a mnemonic, I think. Of course, if anyone HAS a mnemonic, I sure could've used it a year ago! :) :)
     
  6. AStudent

    AStudent Senior Member 5+ Year Member

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    I posted the same thread title on another board....someone came up with this :laugh:

    Substrates:
    Gorgeous Girls *uck Fine Gentlemen Gently But Prohibit Penile Pooper Penetration

    Enzymes:
    Hot Poontang Practically Always Takes Great Patience Preparing Eventual Penetration
     
  7. mh2002ny

    mh2002ny Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    heh, just wait until you gotta memorize the citirc acid cycle later this week or next week.
     
  8. AStudent

    AStudent Senior Member 5+ Year Member

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    Already have one for that (well, at least for the substrates)

     
  9. criminallyinane

    criminallyinane Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    If you know the substrates you should be able to figure out the enzyme names with little difficulty, I mean they're not exactly difficult or unrelated. I haven't studied biochem in years but I can remember the first few because I know the first few substrates.
     
  10. Its_MurDAH

    Its_MurDAH The DaVinci Savant 10+ Year Member

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    WTF is glycolysis??
     
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  11. Mutt

    Mutt SDN Donor 7+ Year Member

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    Glu-GluP-FruP-diFruP-DAP-GHAP-DiPGA-PGA-PGA-PEP-Pyr

    Pronounced and sung:

    Glue-Gluhp-Fruhp-DieFruhp-Dap-Gap-DiePigga-Pigga-Pigga-Pep-Per
     
  12. SanDiegoSOD

    SanDiegoSOD Milk was a bad choice 7+ Year Member

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    Why do you need a seperate one for the enzymes and substrates? If you know one, you know the other, right? I don't say this to be condescending. If you know one substrate, and the one that follows it, think of what type of enzyme will change it from step one to step two, and name it accordingly.
     
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  13. AxlxA

    AxlxA Addicted to *** 5+ Year Member

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    Who needs ot memorize this anyways? Wont be on the mcat like this. they may give you the pathway. I think i had to memorize it for my biochem exam but you really have a few steps to pay attention to. The first 3, substrate phosphorylation(i think that is what it was called). then the split step... then ignore the rest until the last 2 steps. Then u'r done!

    know the regulation steps: ie first 3 and last one.
     
  14. AStudent

    AStudent Senior Member 5+ Year Member

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    I'm not taking the MCAT, I start medical school this fall.

     
  15. Direct Laryngoscopy

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  16. bigdan

    bigdan SDN Donor 10+ Year Member

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    Atta boy!

    dc
     
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    Baller MD 7+ Year Member

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    Thank you SDN.
     
  18. notbobtrustme

    notbobtrustme Crux Terminatus Banned Account on Hold 2+ Year Member

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    if you think and study the chemistry, the names of the enzymes fall into the place. The only one that doesn't is pyruvate kinase, so all you have to do is study the exception.
     
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  19. 487806

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    Well played :clap::claps::clap::claps:.

    Mnemonics for complex biochem pathways will be fun to know.
     
  20. RomanTaylor

    RomanTaylor Happy New GoAway!

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    I always sucked at mnemonics. I either memorize the material straight out or it doesn't stick.
     
  21. Omppu27

    Omppu27 El Tiburon 5+ Year Member

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    Hahaha screw you...
     
  22. arshkaur

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    Goodness (Glucose)

    Gracious, (Glucose-6-P)

    Father (Fructose-6-P)

    Franklin (Fructose-1,6-diP)

    Did (Dihydroxyacetone-P)

    Go (Glyceraldehyde-P)

    By (1,3-Biphosphoglycerate)

    Picking (3-phosphoglycerate)

    Pumpkins (2-phosphoglycerate)

    (to)

    PrEPare (Phosphoenolpyruvate [PEP])

    Pies (Pyruvate)
     
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  23. 487806

    487806 Life of the Party!

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    Usually, I would question bumps, but nice job. Awesome mnemonic.
     
  24. Dawn1980

    Dawn1980 10+ Year Member

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    If I recall correctly (it's been a few years), I remember always associating the "kinase" enzymes with an added phosphate group.....
     
  25. Didn't notice how old the thread was.
     
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  26. Doctor Strange

    Doctor Strange Sorcerer Supreme Lifetime Donor 5+ Year Member

    Um... SDN is not for homework help?

    :lock:
     
  27. 487806

    487806 Life of the Party!

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    It should've been locked long time back when someone decided to bump a 7-year thread for no reason.
     
  28. bigdru

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    For krebs/cac

    Cock In Ass SayS F*** My Ovaries

    Been using it since high school.
     
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  29. coyotelime

    coyotelime 5+ Year Member

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    Slight misnomer - sometimes the forward reaction enzyme is named for the backwards one (like phosphoglycerate kinase). Go figure why they decided to make it even more confusing.
     
  30. Oncie

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    bruh
     
  31. Oncie

    Oncie

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    :laugh::laugh:
     
  32. moisne

    moisne 2+ Year Member

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    the necrobump...
     
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  33. teeayejay

    teeayejay MD/MPH | M-2 2+ Year Member

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    lol this was a good one. didn't realize it was necro's until I reached the bottom..
     
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