2.2 Biochemistry Exam

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Block C2 - Safe Motherhood & Neonates


Batch 2011 Exam[edit]

  1. What is microalbuminuria? Albumin excretion levels between 30-300 mg per 24 hours.
  2. Diseases caused by G-6-PD deficiency? Acute hemolysis, chronic hemolysis, and neonatal hyperbilirubinemia.
  3. Causes of transient proteinuria? Exercise, dietary intake, pregnancy, and drugs.
  4. Which proteins are normally found in urine? Proteins are normally not found in urine. Trace albumin is found.
  5. What is the principle of the Folin-Lowry method? Protein reacts with Folin-Ciocalteau reagent to yield a compound with complex color due to the reaction between Cu-alkali and protein. Tryptophan and tyrosine are also reduced. The reduced Folin reagent concentration is measured using absorbence at 750nm.
  6. What does "X-Linked enzyme" mean? Linked to the X-chromosome. There are two X-chromosomes in females and one in males.
  7. Write the Pentose Phosphate Pathway reaction. Glucose --Hexokinase--> Glucose-6-phosphate --G6PD--> 6-phosphogluconate.