Cellula(r)espiration

Anaerobic cellular respiration vs. aerobic cellular respiration: To my understanding, there are 3 main types of cellular respiration: Anaerobic, Aerobic, and fermentation. Aerobic respiration takes place in the presence of oxygen, and produces the most ATP in the cycle from one molecule of glucose compared to the others. The chemical formula for glucose going through… Continue reading Cellula(r)espiration

Loads o’ Cell Signaling

This week was mainly focused on the concept of cell signaling and additionally cellular respiration. We first started with a diabetes and insulin packet about cell signaling. Not gonna lie, it was a little cheesy. But it had some good information buried in there. Basically, a cell signaling pathway (3.D.2 and 3.D.3) has four essential… Continue reading Loads o’ Cell Signaling

Yeast Balls

This week we basically just focused on the yeast ball lab and how quickly the yeast was catalyzed. So here’s what happened: Catalase which is found in both plant and animal cells has a very important function in which it prevents the accumulation of toxic levels of H2O2 (a by-product of metabolic processes). An example of… Continue reading Yeast Balls

Enzymes!

This week was all about da enzymes. So what are they? Here’s the Bozeman video talking about all the details: http://www.bozemanscience.com/048-enyzmes/ But here are some of the basics: They are chemicals that aren’t consumed in a reaction but speed up the reaction For example, catalase is an enzyme that breaks down hydrogen peroxide into hydrogen and water… Continue reading Enzymes!