Mnemonics - General
Eight Essential Amino Acids
"I Like To Teach My Vets Lumbar Puncture."
Isoleucine, Leucine, Threonine, Tryptophan, Methionine, Valine,
"Pro GAV PIL."
Proline, Glycine, Alanine, Valine, Phenylalanine, Isoleucine, Leucine.
Serine, (OH), Tyrosine, Threonine.
(S), Cysteine, (U), Methionine.
Histidine, Arginine, Lysine.
Histidine, Tryptophan, Tyrosine, Phenylalanine.
PrEPare (Phosphoenolpyruvate [PEP])
Citric Acid Cycle
Of course (Oxalosuccinate)
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
"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.
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
Plays, Poetry, Prose
Proofreading (see Grammar Basics)
"PMS-Mad VIP p.s. San Francisco Cathode Ray Tube"
"PMS-Mad VIP p.s. SF CRT"
M Modifiers (dangling & misplaced ones)
M Mixed constructions
I Infinitives (split)
S Subjunctive mood
C Comma faults
R Run-on sentences
T That, which, who
"I before E
Except after C
Or when sounded as 'ay'
As in 'neighbour' and 'weigh'."
E.g. achieve, yield, believe,
From West to East:
"Sergeant Major Hates Eating Onions"
Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie, Ontario
"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
Columbus sailed the ocean blue"
Columbus's "discovery" of America
Functions of Complement
Chemotaxis - of phagocytes
Opsonization - of pathogens
Lysis - of pathogens
IgM, IgA, IgD, IgG, IgE
White Blood Cells
(In order of decreasing numbers)
"Nobody Likes My Educational Background"
"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"
"When rates are low
Stocks will grow
When rates are high
Stocks will die"
"Death Before Dishonor!" Cried Rick.
Breach of duty,
that is not too Remote.