View Single Post
  #5905    
Old February 14th, 2013, 12:18 PM
CarcharOdin's Avatar
CarcharOdin
Master of The Universe
Community Supporter
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Monterey, California, USA
Age: 23
Gender: Male
Nature: Naughty
Hmm...86% on my recent bio exam.

Okay, not bad, I'll take it. Hilariously enough, multiple choice (my favorite type of question) portion is what killed my score the most. I kicked ass on short answer, especially when asked when how sickle cell anemia forms when position 6 from the amino terminus is changed from a charged glutamate to a valine. It's because valine is a hydrophobic amino acid, which causes part of the hemoglobin to fold inwards, creating an indentation that leads to a "sickle" shape of the red blood cell. That's not all there is to it, but it was sufficient enough to get me full credit.
__________________
CarcharOdin gets high on life to forget about drugs.

Last edited by CarcharOdin; February 14th, 2013 at 12:24 PM.