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ERIC Number: EJ812264
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-1470-8175
Teaching Glycoproteins with a Classical Paper: Knowledge and Methods in the Course of an Exciting Discovery--The story of Discovering HK-ATPase [Beta]-Subunit
Zhu, Lixin
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, v36 n5 p336-340 Sep-Oct 2008
To integrate research into the teaching of glycoproteins, the story of discovering hydrogen-potassium ATPase (HK-ATPase) [beta] subunit is presented in a way covering all the important teaching points. The interaction between the HK-ATPase [alpha] subunit and a glycoprotein of 60-80 kDa was demonstrated to support the existence of the [beta] subunit. On revealing the strategies and experimental designs of this discovery, the knowledge of glycoproteins is delivered. The purpose of this effort was to facilitate the teaching of scientific thinking in the science classroom, to make the biochemistry classroom a more interesting place, and to attract uncertain minds into the career of biochemistry research. (Contains 1 footnote, 1 table, and 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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