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Biochemistry Xam 2 Notes Pt.1 + problems explained

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Biochemistry Xam 2 Notes Pt.1 + problems explained 85034 - BCHM 3050 - 001

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Part 1 of the second exam for biochemistry covers chapter 7: DNA overview. Included********************* -Pictures of the different structures of nucleic acids -Key concepts and definitio...
Dr. Srikripa Chandrasekaran
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Date Created: 02/23/16
Exam 2 Study Guide CH7: DNA Overview 1. Nucleic Acids Contain: Nitrogenous base, pentose sugar, and phosphate Purines -fused 6 member and 5 member rings -A and G Pyrimidine’s -T and C -Thymine is the only one with a methyl group 2. Nucleosides Nitrogenous base attached to a sugar (ribose or deoxyribose) Forms a -glycocitic bond Ribonucleotides -Have 2 OH group at the bottom of pentose sugar Adenosine Inhibitory neurotransmitter that has opposite effect of caffeine (drowsiness) Cordycepin (3’ – Deoxy Adenosineee) -OH group is removed from cordycepin (next to other OH on bottom) -Deoxyadenosinee -inhibits the final step of RNA biosynthesis by termination of the ribo nuke chain. Cytokinins (Plant Hormones derived from adenineee) -promote cell division in plants -modification of adenosineee 3. Nucleotides -A nucleosideee with one or more phosphate groups added RiboNucleotides Deoxyribonucleotides 4. Exothermic/ Endothermic Reactions Exothermic : ΔG = - ; spontaneous ; energy is released Endothermic: ΔG = + ; unfavorable; requires energy ΔG = Products – Reactants 5. Types of bonds 1. Glycocytic bond: connects Nitrogenous base with sugar 2. Phosphoester bond : C-O-P 3. Phosphoanhydride bonds: Connect phosphate groups 4. Phosphodiester bonds: connect different nucleotides -First nucleotideee has 3 phosphate gropus present at the 5’ position -OH group attacks the triphosphate groups, causing two phosphate bonds to break -Causes DNAaa to grow in the 5’-3’ Direction Scientists Griffith : Some molecule can be exchanged between organisms, but didn’t know what molecule did this Avery-Macleod-McCarty: DNA is the molecule that transforms R Strain, DNA IS THE TRANSFORMING AGENT Hershey and Chase: DNA is genetic material -labeld phosphorous in DNA (P32) with marker and labeled sulfur marker in protein CHARGAFFS RULE % of A = % of T and % of G = %of C So if A is 40%, T is also 40% meaning there is 10% G and 10% C Euchromatin, Heterochromatin, Beads on a string model Total length of DNA in Adenovirus tRNA, mRNA, and rRNA Beta (B-DNA spatial dimensions) -Most Common type of DNA -Isolated from aqueous solutions as partly hydrated sodium salt DIMENSIONS **2.4 nm in diameter ** Every TURN has 1 major groove and 1 minor groove ** Distance between each turn is 3.4 nm and can fit 10.4 bases **SO, every 0.34 NM there is 1 Base Pair Major groove is 2nm across and 1nm deep, this easily accommodates a 0.5nm Alpha helix of protein. The Major groove -Serves as a recognition site for several transcription initiation factors. -Specific domains of initiation factors lie in the major groove -Promote separation of DNA strands -MOTIFS bind to major groove of DNA, deal with transcription proteins Types of DNA - B- form - A Form: when RNA and DNA are together, form duplexes and are due to low hydration - Z Form aka zigzag conformation Types of RNA 1. tRNA (transfer) – helps in translation of proteins -tRNAs attatched to amino acid are called AMINOACYL tRNA’s - Transfer amino acids to ribosome for assembly into polypeptides - At least 1 tRNA molecule for each of 20 different amino acids - tRNA can pair with mRNA via anticodon group 2. rRNA (ribosomal) - Structural elements of ribosomes - Divided into large subunit SU and small subunit SU - Secondary “road kill structure” 3. mRNA (messenger) GENE STRUCTURE TERMINOLOGY Operon: a group of linked genes that are regulated as a unit Plasmid: a small circular, self replicating extra-chromosomal molecule of bacterial DNA. Plasmids are not notmally required for host cell growth but often confer unique metabolicqualities such as antibiotic resistance, virulence genes, nitrogen fixation genes. Introns: Non coding DNA sequences in eukaryotic genes Exons: Coding (Expressed) DNA sequences in eukaryotic genes Psuedogenes: a non functional sequence of DNA similar to a gene. Likely remnants of a once fuctional gene that accumulated mutations Transposons: DNA sequences that excise, replicate and inster themselves randomly elswere in the geneome. Often referred to as jumping genes.


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