Finished biochem review! If there’s one subject it’d be good to have mnemonics in, this one would be it. I’m ignoring the standards (“Cut the PYE” “PURe As Gold”, etc) to bring you the ones buried deep in the depths of the internet (which I only discovered through a pretty epic amount of procrastination disguised as mindless scrolling.)
Kompetitive enzymes inKrease the Km. Therefore it’s the non-competitive ones that increase Vmax while keeping Km the same.
“Guardian Angels are Pure, with 2 Wings” – Purines (G and A) have 2 rings. (Alternatively, I’ve also heard “Pyrimidines are CUT from purines” to remind you that pyrimidines are smaller.)
Glycogen Storage Diseases: ABCD – Anderson’s = Branching enzyme defect, Cori’s = Debranching enzyme defect.
Pompe’s Disease: The POLYSE Arrest 1 of the 4 Girls. (Police = POmpe’s + LYSosomal Alpha-1,4 Glucosidase)
Arginine as the precursor to nitrous oxide: Before the dentist administers nitrous oxide to numb your teeth, you shout “ARG!”
Electron Transport Chain: RotenONE is a specific inhibitor of Complex ONE
“In the Phasted State, Phosphorylate!” helps you remember which hormone tends to phosphorylate (glucagon). Nice, since a little bit of deductive thinking then gives you a major clue to the 2nd-messenger cascade of every enzyme that could possibly be tested.
And how about you- any other good mnemonics or memorization tricks?