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[April-19]

[SBC-102]
B.Sc. Degree Examination
BC, BI, MB & Chemistry
II SEMESTER
NUCLEIC ACIDS AND ENZYMOLOGY
(Effective from the admitted batch 2017–18 onwards)
Time: 3 Hours Max.Marks: 60
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Instructions: Each unit carries 12 marks.
Answer all units choosing one question from each unit.
All parts of the unit must be answered in one place only.
Figures in the right hand margin indicate marks allotted.
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UNIT-I
1. Write a short note on:
a) Effect of alkali and acids on DNA 6
b) Types of RNA 6
OR
2. Elaborate the structure and properties of purines and pyrimidines 12
UNIT-II
3. What are protoporphyrines? Discuss their properties 12
OR
4. Write a short note on:
a) Chlorophylls 6
b) Cytochromes 6
UNIT-III
5. Describe the factors affecting the enzyme catalysis 12
OR
6. Write a short note on:
a) Competitive and non-competitive inhibition 6
b) Irreversible enzyme inhibition 6
UNIT-IV
7. How does pH and temperature influence the enzyme activity? 12
OR
8. Write a short note on:
a) Effect of substrate concentration on enzyme activity 6
b) What is KM? Write a note on its significance 6
UNIT-V
9. Write a short note on:
a) Mechanism of covalent catalysis 6
b) Zymogen activation 6
OR
10. Explain the allosteric properties of aspartate trans carbamylase 12

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