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Biochemistry

Amino Acids
Eight Essential Amino Acids
"I Like To Teach My Vets Lumbar Puncture."
Isoleucine, Leucine, Threonine, Tryptophan, Methionine, Valine, Lysine,
Phenylalanine.
Hydrophobic Amino Acids
"Pro GAV PIL."
Proline, Glycine, Alanine, Valine, Phenylalanine, Isoleucine, Leucine.
Amino Acids with OH-containing side-groups
"SHOTT"
Serine, (OH), Tyrosine, Threonine.
S-containing Amino Acids
"SCUM"
(S), Cysteine, (U), Methionine.
Basic Amino Acids
"HAL"
Histidine, Arginine, Lysine.
Amino Acids with COOH-containing side-groups
"Ag"
Aspartate, Glutamate.
Amino Acids with CONH2-containing side-groups
"Ag"
Asparagine, Glutamine.
Amino Acids with aromatic side-groups
"HTTP"
Histidine, Tryptophan, Tyrosine, Phenylalanine.

Glycolysis

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)

Citric Acid Cycle

Oh (Oxaloacetate)
Citric (Citrate)
Acid (Aconitate)
Is (Isocitrate)
Of course (Oxalosuccinate)
A (Alpha-ketoglutarate)
SiLly (Succinyl-CoA)
STupid (Succinate)
Funny (Fumarate)
Molecule (Malate)

Dicarboxylic acids (alpha, omega) from C2-C10

"Oh My, Such Good Apple Pie, Sweet As Sugar"


oxalic, malonic, succinic, glutaric, adipic, pimelic, suberic, azelaic, sebacic

Molecular Genetics

"EXons EXpressed, INtrons IN the trash"


DNA expression into mature mRNA

Pyrimidines are "CUT" from purines.


Pyrimidines are Cytosine, Uracil, Thiamine and are one ring structures. Purines are double ring
structures.

Biology
Cell Cycle

"Go Sally Go! Make Children!"


G1, S, G2, M, C
Growth phase 1, DNA Synthesis (replication), Growth phase 2, Mitosis, Cytokinesis.

Causes of Deviations from Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium

"Maggie May Does Not Smoke"


Mutations, Migration, genetic Drift, Non-random mating, Selection.

Mitosis

"People Meet And Talk", or


"PMAT"
Prophase, Metaphase, Anaphase, Telophase.

Meiosis

"PMAT x2"
Prophase I, Metaphase I, Anaphase I, Telophase I,
Prophase II, Metaphase II, Anaphase II, Telophase II,
(Note: 4 haploid daughter cells instead of 2 diploid daughter cells)

Taxonomic classification

"King Phillip Came Over From Great Spain"


Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family Genus Species
English
Coordinating Conjunctions
"BOAF SYN"
But
Or
And
For
So
Yet
Nor

Elements of Stories

"Very Many Pupils Come To School"


Viewpoint, Mood, Plot, Characters, Theme, Setting

Figures of Speech

"Most People Sing In Harmony"


Metaphor, Personification, Simile, Irony, Hyperbole

Literary Genres

"3P's"
Plays, Poetry, Prose

Proofreading (see Grammar Basics)

"PMS-Mad VIP p.s. San Francisco Cathode Ray Tube"


"PMS-Mad VIP p.s. SF CRT"
P Pronouns
M Modifiers (dangling & misplaced ones)
S Subordination
M Mixed constructions
V Verbs
I Infinitives (split)
P Parallelism
P Punctuation
S Spelling
S Subjunctive mood
F Fragments
C Comma faults
R Run-on sentences
T That, which, who
Spelling
"I before E
Except after C
Or when sounded as 'ay'
As in 'neighbour' and 'weigh'."
E.g. achieve, yield, believe,
ceiling, receive,
their, reign.

Geography
Great Lakes

From West to East:


"Sergeant Major Hates Eating Onions"
Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie, Ontario

Geology
Geological Ages

"Practically Every Old Man Plays Poker Regularly"


Paleocene, Eocene, Oligocene, Myocene, Pileocene, Pleistocene, Recent

"Camels Often Sit Down Carefully. Perhaps Their Joints Creak. Possibly Early Oiling Might
Prevent Premature Rheumatism"
Cambrian, Ordovician, Sirillian, Devonian, Carboniferous, Permian, Triassic, Jurrasic,
Cretaceous, Paleocene, Eocene, Oligocene, Myocene, Pileocene, Pleistocene, Recent

History
Columbus
"In 1492
Columbus sailed the ocean blue"
Columbus's "discovery" of America

Immunology
Functions of Complement
"COL"
Chemotaxis - of phagocytes
Opsonization - of pathogens
Lysis - of pathogens

Immunoglobulins

"MADGE"
IgM, IgA, IgD, IgG, IgE

White Blood Cells

(In order of decreasing numbers)


"Nobody Likes My Educational Background"
N Neutrophils
L Lymphocytes
M Monocytes
E Eosinophils
B Basophils

Investing
Strategy
"Don't buy when the market's sky high
And don't sell at the bottom of a well
For you know the market feeds
On peoples' fear and greed
The gurus say buy low, sell high
Easier said than done say I
Timing the market may lead to profit
But more often is catastrophic
Forget the fancy computations,
Theoretical models, and speculations
Look at the trend
And consider it your truest friend
The surest way to your weight in gold
Is simply to buy and hold"

Interest Rates

"When rates are low


Stocks will grow
When rates are high
Stocks will die"

Law
Contracts
"OAC"
Offer
Acceptance
Consideration

Torts

"Death Before Dishonor!" Cried Rick.


Duty,
Breach of duty,
Damage, and
Causation
that is not too Remote.