Humboldt State University ® Department of Chemistry

Richard A. Paselk

Chemistry 438 - Spring 2013

 Exam 2 Study Guide

Spring 2013

Review: Study Guide I material, particularly on enzymes and enzyme catalysis, as it pertains to metabolism and our discussions of pathway enzymes etc.



Overview of Metabolism: Catabolism. Anabolism. Autotroph. Phototroph. Chemotroph.

Know the Stages of Metabolism and what major processes occur in each stage.

Energy regulation in catabolism:

Memorize structures for: ATP, ADP, AMP, NAD+, NADH, NADP+, NADPH; phosphorylated derivatives of sugars (G-6-P, G-1-P, F-1,6-P etc.); glyceraldehyde, glycerate and phosphorylated derivatives; Pyruvate, lactate and PEP


Glycolysis Review

Gluconeogenesis and Glycolytic Control

Know how glycolysis/gluconeogenesis is controlled.

Gluconeogenesis & Glycolytic Control Review

Pyruvate Metabolism

Kreb's Cycle

Memorize structures for the chemically active portions of: TPP, FAD, Lipoamide.

Kreb's Cycle/Glucose Metabolism Review


Glycogen Review

Pentose Phosphate Shunt

Pentose Phosphate Review

Discussion Topics

Note the links to answers for selected discussion topics.

You may bring a data/information sheet to the exam, however you must not exceed one side of a single sheet of 8.5"x 11" paper (total surface of one-half of one standard sheet of paper) for this sheet! GOOD LUCK!


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