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Molecular Biology 1-7


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Nucleic Acids, RNA, DNA, Protein Synthesis, DNA Replication, Chromosomes: The images have big font size and reduced background color. Useful for smartphones, classroom and printouts.

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  • genetsko je kodiranih samo 20 aminokislin, ki sestavljajo proteine
  • genetsko je kodiranih samo 20 aminokislin, ki sestavljajo proteine
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    • 1. Molecular Biology 1-7 put together by: Linda Fahlberg-Stojanovska Disclaimer: I put these together for my kid for his smartphone. However, I found most images had very small type and increased thefont size. I am posting it because another teacher might find this useful. The sources are given. If I have used anything illegally, write me and I will take it off.
    • 2. Contents• Nucleic Acids RNA & DNA• RNA Types• RNA Synthesis = Transcription• Protein Synthesis = Translation• DNA Replication• Chromosomes
    • 3. Nucleic Acids and Nucleotides• Nucleic acids are macromolecules essential for life.• Nucleic acids include – DNA (nucleotide is: deoxyribonucleic acid) and – RNA (nucleotide is: ribonucleic acid).• Nucleic acids are linear polymers of nucleotides.• Each nucleotide consists of three components: – a purine or pyrimidine nucleobase (base), – a pentose sugar and – a phosphate group.
    • 4. Nucleotides
    • 5. Nucleic Acids, Nucleotides - Directionality – The sugars and phosphates alternate to form the sugar-phosphate backbone. – They are connected with phosphodiester bonds at the 3-end and the 5-end carbons of the sugar. – This gives nucleic acids directionality.
    • 6. Nucleic Acids: DNA vs. RNANucleic acids differ in structure of the sugar in the nucleotides • DNA contains deoxyribose while • RNA contains ribose • The only difference is the hydroxyl group at 2’ in DNA. sugar of DNA sugar of RNA
    • 7. Nucleic Acids: DNA vs. RNA
    • 8. Nucleosides• Nucleosides is a compound consisting of a nucleobase (base) bound to a ribose or deoxyribose sugar via a beta-glycosidic bond.• Examples of nucleosides include cytidine, uridine, adenosine, guanosine, thymidine and inosine.• Nucleosides can be phosphorylated (phosphate group is added) by specific kinases in the cell on 5’ of the sugar (its primary alcohol group -CH2-OH), producing nucleotides.
    • 9. Nucleobases: Purine vs Pyrimidine
    • 10. Nucleic Acids: DNA GCAT
    • 11. Nucleic Acids: RNA GCAU
    • 12. Nucleic Acids Base Pairing• In molecular biology and genetics, the linking via hydrogen bonds between two nucleobases on opposite complementary DNA or certain types of RNA strands that are connected is called a base pair.• DNA: adenine (A)  thymine (T) guanine (G)  cytosine (C)• RNA: adenine (A)  uracil (U) guanine (G)  cytosine (C)
    • 13. Nucleic Acids Base Pairing GC basepairingHydrogen bonds in red
    • 14. Base Pairing in DNANucleobasesin blueHydrogenbondsin red
    • 15. Base Pairing in RNANucleobasesin blueHydrogen bondsin red source not found
    • 16. RNA Types• Basic purpose of RNA is to synthesize proteins – Step 1: Transcription – RNAs are synthesized by DNA – Step 2: Translation – the RNAs synthesize the protein• RNA – 3 main types with 3 functions – rRNA = ribosomal RNA – mRNA = messenger RNA – tRNA = transfer RNA
    • 17. rRNA• rRNA = ribosomal RNA – rRNA is the RNA component of the ribosome (ribosome = the cellular unit where all protein synthesis occurs) 1. rRNA provides a mechanism for decoding the transcript on mRNA into the 3 letter codons for amino acids and 2. rRNA provides peptidyl transferase that forms the peptide bond between the amino acids that the tRNAs bring in during translation• In eukaryotic cells, rRNA is synthesized = transcribed by RNA Polymerase I (RNAP I).
    • 18. mRNA• mRNA = messenger RNA• mRNA serves serves as a messenger that tells the cell (ribosomes) what protein to synthesize. • mRNA is synthesized in the nucleus and then binds to ribosome to start protein synthesis = translation. • The information contained in mRNA is used to "translate" the protein with specific sequences (it tells the tRNA what amino acid to bring in next in the sequence).• In eukaryotic cells, mRNA is synthesized = transcribed by RNA Polymerase II (RNAP II)
    • 19. tRNA• tRNA = transfer RNA• tRNA transfer amino acids to the ribosomes during protein synthesis = translation.• The tRNA are formed in the nucleus and migrate into the cytoplasm.• The assignment of the correct amino acid to each form of tRNA is crucial to translation.– There are 20 different enzymes called aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases (aaRS) for the 20 amino acids that are incorporated into proteins.• In eukaryotic cells, tRNA is synthesized = transcribed by RNA Polymerase III
    • 20. Synthesis of RNA, DNA and Protein• RNA Synthesis = Transcription• Protein Synthesis = Translation• DNA Synthesis (Replication)
    • 21. RNA Synthesis - Transcription• Transcription is the process of synthesizing RNA (mostly in order to synthesize proteins = translation).• Transcription creates a complementary RNA copy of a sequence of DNA.• RNA polymerase (RNAP) reads the DNA sequence to be copied and produces a complementary, antiparallel RNA strand.• As opposed to DNA replication, transcription results in an RNA complement that includes uracil (U) in all instances where thymine (T) would have occurred in a DNA complement and the nucleotides are composed of a ribose (5-carbon) sugar.and a single strand is made.
    • 22. RNAP Types - TranscriptionThe type of RNAP (RNA polymerase) determines the typeof the RNA produced in RNA synthesis = transcription.•RNAP I: ribosomal RNA = rRNA•RNAP II: messenger RNA = mRNA – and certain small nuclear RNAs•RNAP III: transfer RNA = tRNAs – and other small RNAs
    • 23. RNA Synthesis - TranscriptionSteps in RNA Transcription•pre-initiation (eukaryotes only) ≥7 factors for binding RNA Polymerase (RNAP) to the promoter rRNA, mRNA or tRNA depends on type of RNAP•initiation – RNAP bound to promotor•promoter clearance – getting over the promotor bump•elongation – complementary strand is created•termination – RNA strand is disconnected•processing (eukaryotes only) the RNA is further processed(addition of a 3 poly-A tail and a 5 cap) and exits through to thecytoplasm through the nuclear pore complex.
    • 24. Promotor - Transcription• In genetics, a promoter is a region of DNA that initiates (promotes) the transcription of a particular gene• Promoters are located near the genes they regulate (on the same strand and typically upstream towards the 5 region of the sense strand or towards the 3 region of the anti-sense strand).• In bacteria: The promoter is recognized by RNA polymerase and an associated sigma factor and synthesis is initiated.• In eukaryotes: The process is more complicated with ≥7 factors for binding RNA polymerase to the promoter in the transcription step called pre-initiation.
    • 25. RNA Synthesis - Transcription initiation elongation termination
    • 26. Transcription elongation - TranscriptionSTEP: Transcription elongation appears as waves along the DNA.• RNAP (RNA Polymerase) moves the transcription bubble, a stretch of unpaired nucleotides, by breaking the hydrogen bonds between complementary nucleotides.• RNAP adds matching RNA nucleotides that are paired with complementary DNA bases.• RNA sugar-phosphate backbone forms with help from RNAP.• Hydrogen bonds of the untwisted RNA+DNA helix break, freeing the newly synthesized RNA strand.
    • 27. Protein Synthesis = TranslationA protein is required by the body (cell).•1. Transcription. 2. Translation.•DNA and RNA Polymerase transcribe RNA including gene (protein) specific mRNA. – This transcribed mRNA has the genetic code for the required protein.•The transcribed mRNA goes to a ribosome andtogether with rRNA and tRNA synthesize the proteinby correctly organizing the amino acids, i.e. bytranslating the transcribed genetic code.
    • 28. Protein Synthesis = Translation – DNA transcribes an mRNA for the required protein• Translation initiation – The mRNA travels through a nuclear pore to the cytoplasm of the cell and binds to the small ribosomal subunit. • the AUG codon on mRNA is the »start translation codon« • Eukaryotes: A tRNA Met molecule (carrying the amino acid methionine) is called in. It has the anticodon UAC. The tRNA Met searches for and binds to the AUG start codon on the mRNA.• Translation starts
    • 29. Protein Synthesis, Ribosomes and mRNAHow does mRNA bind with ribosome?•Bacterial ribosome look for a specific sequence on themRNA that has a Ribosome Binding Site (RBS) and startcodon (AUG) in a specific pattern called Shine-Dalgarnosequence (the ribosome has the complementary sequence.)•In eukaryotes, the 5 end of the mRNA has a modifiedchemical structure ("cap") recognized by the ribosome. Thisribosome binds the mRNA and moves along it ("scans") until itfinds the first AUG codon in a specific pattern called the Kozaksequence and then calls in tRNA Met (does not requirecomplementary pairing) .
    • 30. Protein Synthesis and tRNA• tRNA = transfer RNA – Transfers amino acids to the ribosomes (translation). – There are 2 parts of the tRNA: aminoacyl attachment site and anticodon • a specific amino acid is bound at the aminoacyl attachment site on the tRNA according to its anticodon. – The 3 (mRNA) codons for which there is no matching tRNA (UAA, UGA, and UAG) serve as “stop-translation” signals, at which point the protein is done and detaches from ribosome.
    • 31. Protein Synthesis Summary• mRNA arrives at and binds to ribosome – the mRNA has the transcription of the codons of the amino acids for the protein.2. the rRNA in the ribosome reads the 3 letter codon on the mRNA of the “next” amino acid and calls in the tRNA with the corresponding anticodon.3. the tRNA with this anticodon has the corresponding amino acid attached and links to the mRNA.4. the rRNA binds this new amino acid with the previous amino acid thus forming the protein.5. the empty tRNA unlinks from the mRNA (repeat from 1).
    • 32. tRNA and Protein Synthesis
    • 33. RNA Synthesis and Protein Synthesis
    • 34. RNA Synthesis and Protein Synthesis
    • 35. DNA Synthesis - 1• Polymerization is always in the 5 to 3 direction with new nucleotides being added to the 3 end.Because of this directional demand of the polymerization,• one of the DNA strands is easily replicated in a continuous fashion (leading strand).• the other strand can only be replicated in short segmental pieces (lagging strand).• Short segments of complementary DNA, called Okazaki fragments, are produced, and these are linked together later by the enzyme ligase. The lagging strand is considered the new strand.
    • 36. DNA Synthesis - 2• Separation of a portion of the double helix takes place at a site called the replication fork.• As replication of the separate strands occurs, the replication fork moves away and unwinds additional lengths of DNA (in diagram movement is to the left).
    • 37. Topoisomerase – Regulates Winding• Topoisomerase is the enzyme that regulates the overwinding or underwinding of DNA.
    • 38. Heliacase - Unwind• Helicases are a class of enzymes.• They are motor proteins that move directionally along a nucleic acid phosphodiester backbone, separating 2 annealed nucleic acid strands (DNA, RNA,…) using energy derived from ATP hydrolysis.
    • 39. DNA Synthesis - EnzymesOnce the double stranded DNA is exposed, a group of enzymes actto accomplish its replication. These are described briefly here:•Topoisomerase: regulates winding/unwinding of the double helix.•Helicase: cuts strands. Note that many hydrogen bonds must bebroken if the strands are to be separated.•SSB: A single-strand binding-protein stabilizes the separatedstrands, and prevents them from recombining, so that thepolymerization chemistry can function on the individual strands.•DNA Polymerase: This family of enzymes link together nucleotidetriphosphate monomers as they hydrogen bond to complementarybases. These enzymes also check for errors (roughly ten per billion),and make corrections.•Ligase: Small unattached DNA segments (Okazaki fragments) on astrand are united by this enzyme.
    • 40. Restriction• A restriction enzyme (or restriction endonuclease) is an enzyme that cuts DNA at specific recognition nucleotide sequences (with Type II restriction enzymes cutting double-stranded DNA) known as restriction sites.• Such enzymes, found in bacteria and archaea, are thought to have evolved to provide a defense mechanism against invading viruses (bacteriophages).
    • 41. Restriction
    • 42. Chromosomes• The chromosomes of prokaryotes are circular and have one molecule DNA• The chromosomes of eukaryotes are – long and linear – packed in chromatin
    • 43. Chromosomes - Eukaryotes
    • 44. ChromatinChromatin is the combination of DNA and proteins that make up the nucleus of a cell.The primary functions of chromatin are• to package DNA into a smaller volume to fit in the cell• to strengthen the DNA to allow – mitosis and meiosis and – prevent DNA damage, and• to control gene expression and DNA replication.
    • 45. Chromosomes and DNA• The DNA of a cell is tightly packed into chromosomes. DNA is wrapped around small proteins called histones. The beady histones are then further organized and folded into chromatin aggregates that make up the chromosomes.• An overall packing efficiency of 7,000 or more is thus achieved.
    • 46. Chromosomes and DNA SynthesisWhy does synthesis stop in some parts of DNA chains?•Because eukaryotes have linear chromosomes, DNA replication isunable to reach the very end of the chromosomes, but ends at thetelomere close to the end.•This shortens the telomere of the daughter DNA strand. As a result,cells can only divide a certain number of times before the DNA lossprevents further division.