Molecular biology
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×
 

Molecular biology

on

  • 829 views

 

Statistics

Views

Total Views
829
Views on SlideShare
752
Embed Views
77

Actions

Likes
0
Downloads
21
Comments
0

3 Embeds 77

http://madlab.org.uk 49
http://diybio.madlab.org.uk 25
http://beta.madlab.org.uk 3

Accessibility

Categories

Upload Details

Uploaded via as Microsoft PowerPoint

Usage Rights

© All Rights Reserved

Report content

Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

Cancel
  • Full Name Full Name Comment goes here.
    Are you sure you want to
    Your message goes here
    Processing…
Post Comment
Edit your comment
  • DNA/RNA overview
  • Figure 20.9 Gel electrophoresis

Molecular biology Molecular biology Presentation Transcript

  • Patricia Linton Manchester Metropolitan University
  • It’s just so amazing – that’s what!
  • It’s not science fiction – it’s science fact!
    • DNA - Encodes all of the genetic information needed for the development and functioning of all cells.
    Discipline is full of amazing facts
  • TRANSCRIPTION RNA PROCESSING DNA RNA transcript 3  5  RNA polymerase Poly-A Poly-A RNA transcript (pre-mRNA) Intron Exon NUCLEUS Aminoacyl-tRNA synthetase AMINO ACID ACTIVATION Amino acid tRNA CYTOPLASM Poly-A Growing polypeptide 3  Activated amino acid mRNA TRANSLATION Cap Ribosomal subunits Cap 5  E P A A Anticodon Ribosome Codon E The central dogma DNA RNA PROTEIN
  • TRANSCRIPTION TRANSLATION DNA mRNA Ribosome Polypeptide (a) Bacterial cell Nuclear envelope TRANSCRIPTION RNA PROCESSING Pre-mRNA DNA mRNA TRANSLATION Ribosome Polypeptide (b) Eukaryotic cell
  • Uses of molecular biology – endless – revolutionised science
    • Medical
    • Production of recombinant proteins for treatment of disease
    • Determining the genetic basis of cancer – thereby improving treatment and prognosis
    • Diagnosis of disease – fast diagnosis of HIV/TB – infectious diseases
    • Agricultural
    • pest resistance/ drought resistance/increased productivity
    • Industrial
    • Manufacture of proteins, strain improvement
    • Forensic
    • Used to place criminals at scene of crime or rule out suspects – important for conviction
    • DNA fingerprinting
    • Archaeology
    • Analysis of ancient DNA in ceramic food vessels
    • Environmental Science
    • Identification of species
    • Clean-up of oil spills
  • (a) Tobacco plant expressing a firefly gene (b) Pig expressing a jellyfish gene
  • Kary Mullis – Genius or eccentric? ‘ Science grows like a weed every year’ ‘ Each of us have things and thoughts and descriptions of an amazing universe in our possession that kings in the 17th Century would have gone to war to possess’ ‘ Science consistently produces a new crop of miraculous truths and dazzling devices every year’ ‘ I have had an encounter with an extraterrestrial in the form of a fluorescent raccoon’ ??????? You can read his Nobel lecture here: http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/chemistry/laureates/1993/mullis-lecture.html
  • PCR – in the dark ages 8 BORING hours per PCR! 95º C 5 min 35 times 55º C 3 min 72º C 5 min
    • Individual rows of receptacles can be heated – can try lots of reaction temperatures in one ‘run’
  •  
  • The different steps of PCR
    • Water
    • Buffer
    • DNA template
    • Primers
    • Nucleotides
    • Mg 2+ ions
    • DNA Polymerase
    PCR recipe
  • The temperature profile of a PCR cycle is controlled by the thermal cycler program which results in a near exponential increase in PCR product accumulation for about the first 30 cycles. The 3 Os!!!!!
    • • Used to separate molecules based on their charge and size
    • • Agarose or acrylamide gels can be used to separate DNA fragments
    • • DNA is acidic; it migrates from the negative to the positive
    • end of the gel
    • each fragment’s migration rate is inversely proportional to
    • the log of its molecular
    • weight
  • http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/content/labs/gel/
  • Mixture of DNA mol- ecules of different sizes Power source Longer molecules Shorter molecules Gel Anode Cathode 1 2 Power source – + + –
  •  
  • DNA Fingerprinting
    • Steps in DNA fingerprinting:
      • DNA isolated from tissue sample or PCR’d up
      • DNA cut into fragments with enzymes
        • DNA with different sequences produce fragments of different sizes
        • Can use restriction enzymes to cut either side of VNTRs for genetic typing
      • Fragments separated on basis of size and visualized
      • Each person’s set of fragments is unique
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • DNA Fingerprinting – identification of the remains of the Russian Royal Family
    • DNA fingerprinting showed that 9 different people were buried in the Ekaterinburg grave.
    • Romanovs would be more similar in pattern to each other than to non-relatives.
    • All of a child’s bands must be present in one or both of the parents.
  • 7.6 DNA Fingerprinting Adult 1 Adult 2 Adult 3 Adult 4 Adult 5 Adult 6 Child 1 Child 2 Child 3
  • DNA Fingerprinting
    • To see if parents and their children were Romanovs, DNA fingerprints were prepared for relatives of tsar and tsarina.
    • Adult male skeleton (related to the children) was related to George, the tsar’s brother.
    • Adult female skeleton (related to the children) was related to Prince Philip, the tsarina’s grand-nephew.
    • Conclusion : the grave contained the tsar, tsarina, three of their children, and four servants.
  • Making your own equipment
  •