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BIO 102- Exam 2 Study Guide

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Intro to Biology
Dr. Rachel Hopp
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Biology, genes, DNA, RNA, GMOs, Genetics, reproduction, cancer, Chromosomes, Cell, Theory, structure, disease
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Exam 2 Study Guide TAY SACHS DISEASE: Recessive genetic disease involving accumulation of ganglioside in the lysosomes -This occurs when beta-hexosaminidase A (Hex A), an enzyme needed to break down ganglioside, is unable to be created due to a genetic mutation.  This disease is inherited and destroys the BRAIN and CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM  Most commonly affects babies  Those suffering from this disease typically become blind, deaf, and paralyzed  Few survive past the age of 3-5 years old CHAPTER 3.2: Cell Theory & Cell Structure Cell Theory: 1. All living organisms are composed of one or more cells 2. The cell is the basic unit of structure and function in organisms 3. Cells arise from pre­existing cells Exceptions: The first cell did not originate from pre­existing cell OR some scientists say viruses  are non­cellular lifeforms Cytoplasm: Includes cytosol and organelles Organelles: Perform specific jobs required by the cell and work with other organelles Cytosol: Watery matrix with salts and enzymes; houses the organelles Plasma Membrane: Encloses all cells, defines outer boundary of cells, and isolates cell contents from  environment. ­Determines materials to be allowed in or out Semipermeable membrane: Some molecules can cross and some can’t Membrane Structure: Phospholipid Bilayer­  Hydrophilic heads maximize exposure to water  Hydrophilic tails orient inside the membrane, away from water Fluid Mosaic: Lipids and proteins can move about within the membrane Membrane Transport: ­Substances must travel through the plasma membrane ­Food ­Supplements ­Gases ­Waste (exits) Plasma Membrane: Phospholipid bilayer is differentially permeable ­Hydrophobic (water fearing) substances pass more easily through the hydrophobic interior ­Hydrophilic (water loving) substances use protein channels or carriers ***Be able to label the parts of a cell (both plant and animal) on the test*** can be found on BB slides Subcellular Structures: Cell Wall: Helps protect certain cells (plants, fungi, bacteria) and maintains shape Nucleus: Holds chromatin (DNA and Proteins) in eukaryotic cells Nucleolus: Synthesizes ribosomes; inside nucleus Mitochondrion: Produces energy for the cell through cellular respiration Chloroplast: Produces sugars through photosynthesis in plant cells Lysosome: Contains digestive enzymes to recycle molecules Ribosomes: Assemble proteins; free floating or attached to ER Rough Endoplasmic Reticulum (Rough ER): Membrane network with ribosomes attached for  protein synthesis Smooth Endoplasmic Reticulum (Smooth ER): Involved in lipid synthesis; lacks ribosomes Golgi Apparatus: Modifies, sorts, and packages proteins Centrioles: Move chromosomes during animal cell division Cytoskeletal Elements: Form cytoskeleton for maintaining shape and structural support Central Vacuole: Stores water, starch, and pigments in plant cells CHAPTER 6.1 & 6.2: Intro to Cancer Biology, Genes, Chromosomes, and DNA Replication Tumors: Unregulated cell division forming a lump of cells with no function Benign Tumor: Doesn’t affect surrounding tissues Malignant Tumor: Invades surrounding tissues; CANCEROUS Metastasis: Cells break away from a malignant tumor and start new cancers at distant locations How do cancer cells differ from normal cells?  Cancer cells invade surrounding tissues, dividing  when they shouldn’t be and moving to other locations after invading. Cancer cells:  ­Travel anywhere in the body via the circulatory system or the lymphatic system ­Differ from normal cells ­Replicate when they shouldn’t ­Invade surrounding tissues ­Move to other locations in the body Risk Factors: Behaviors or conditions that increase the chance of developing a disease Inherited cancer risk: ­Carried in genes ­Example: mutated BRCA1 gene related to breast cancer Environmental Exposures: ­Exposure to carcinogens (cancer­causing agents) ­Exmaple: second­hand smoke from tobacco products Synergistic Risk Factors: Enhance the activity of other carcinogens ­Tobacco ­Alcohol ­When used together, tobacco and alcohol have a greater risk than each activity used alone Decreasing Cancer Risk: ­Don’t use tobacco ­Limit consumption of alcohol ­Eat a low­fat/high­fiber diet ­Exercise Regularly/Maintain a healthy weight ***KNOW THIS LIST*** Describe the cellular basis of cancer: A. Uncontrolled Cell Division: a. Oncogenes (Cancer promoting genes) become activated from proto­oncogenes (encode  harmless growth stimulating proteins) B. Lack of Apoptosis (i.e. cell suicide should occur when a cell is abnormal). BAD CANCER  CELLS ACCUMULATE!!! C. Loss of Tumor Suppressors: These proteins usually prevent cancer, but may be mutated or  deleted… D. Immortality (cells only divide a finite number of times, but cancer cells become immortal). E. New blood vessels (angiogenesis) grow into tumor to feed the tumor. F. Invasiveness­ cells usually die when they drift away from their home tissue/organ, but cancer  cells METASTASIZE G. Immune Function Disaaray a. Long term inflammation causes growth signals b. Loss of immune system scanning to kill abnormal (cancer) cells Types of Reproduction: ­Asexual Reproduction ­Only one parent ­Offspring are genetically identical to parent ­Sexual Reproduction ­Gametes combine from two parents ­Offspring are genetically different from one another and from the parents Genetic Material: ­DNA (Deoxyribonucleic acid) carries genes ­Must be copied before cells divide ­Genes: section of DNA with instructions for building all cell proteins Chromosomes: Made of DNA wrapped around proteins ­In uncondensed, string­like form before cell division ­Carry hundreds of genes ­Sister Chromatids: Duplicated chromosomes, attached at the centromere DNA Structure: Double­stranded “twisted ladder” ­Sides of the ladder: Sugar­phosphate backbone ­“Rungs” of the ladder: Nitrogen bases connected by hydrogen bonds ­Adenine (A) pairs with  thymine (T) ­Cytosine (C) pairs with guanine (G) DNA Replication: ­Occurs before cell division ­Begins by splitting helix in half (up the middle) Semiconservative Replication: ­Newly formed DNA strand has one­half new daughter DNA and one­half conserved parental DNA Key Enzymes of DNA Replication: ­Helicase: Separates DNA strands of the helix so DNA Polymerase can “read” the template strand  to know which nucleotides to add ­DNA Polymerase: Adds new nucleotides to the growing strand based on template sequence (base  pairing rules A:T, G:C) CHAPTER 7: Mendelian and Quantitative Genetics Family Resemblances: ­Children share similarities with their parents and siblings, but… ­Each child is unique ­Children are NOT just an “average” of both parents’ traits The Human Life Cycle: Growth and reproduction of an individual ­Adults produce gametes by meiosis ­Gametes (Sperm and Egg) fuse during fertilization to form single­celled zygotes ­Continued cell divisions form the embryo ­The embryo grows to become a fetus ­A full­term infant is born and with continued growth, becomes an adult. Genes and Chromosomes Genes: Segments of DNA that code for *proteins Prokaryotes: single, circular chromosomes Eukaryotes: Linear chromosomes ­Human cells have 46 chromosomes ­Adders Tongue, and ancient fern, have 1260 chromosomes!!! Genes are analogous to words in an instruction manual for building a human Chromosomes are analogous to pages in the instruction manual ­Each “page” contains thousands of “words” ­Different types of cells use different words in different orders Different Alleles: ­Mistakes in copying DNA (mutations) produce different versions of genes (alleles), with different results. Homologous Pairs: Equivalent chromosomes; pairs contain one chromosome received from each parent ­Parent cell has two complete copies of the manual ­23 page copy from mom ­23 page copy from dad ­23 homologous pairs of chromosomes Unique Offspring Segregation: in meiosis, homologues separate from each other into different gametes ­Gamete gets just one copy of each page of the manual Independent Assortment: Homologues move into gametes, randomly and independently of other  chromosomes, ­Due to random alignment of chromosomes during metaphase, each sperm or egg has a unique  combination of genetic material from the parent. When the parent genes are known, will we always know the genes of the child?  No, this is false. Genetic Diversity: about 8 million different combinations of chromosomes are possible Random Fertilization produces more diversity: 8 million x 8 million = 64 trillion possibilities!!! Twins: ­No two humans are genetically identical, except for monozygotic twins. ­Dizygotic twins are 50% identical, just like siblings born at different times. Gregor Mendel: The first genetic scientist; accurately described simple rules of inheritance ­Controlled mating between pea plants ­Described patterns of inheritance for traits from single genes with a few alleles ­Mendelian principles also apply to many genetic diseases in humans Phenotype: Physical traits of an individual Genotype: Genetic composition of an individual; describes alleles ­Homozygous: Homozygote carries two copies of the same allele ­Heterozygous: Heterozygote carries two different alleles for a gene Recessive: The phenotype of an allele is seen only when homozygous Dominant: The phenotype is seen when homozygous OR heterozygous Cystic Fibrosis: A recessive genetic diseases ­Defect in chloride ion transport in the lungs ­Produces thick mucus and lung deterioration ­Dramatically shortened lifespans ­Heterozygotes (carriers) do not show the symptoms ­Most common recessive disease among Europeans Huntington’s Disease: A dominant human genetic disease (only ONE parent needs to be a carrier of the  allele). ­Progressive and incurable ­Nervous, mental, and muscular symptoms continue to worsen, resulting in DEATH ­Symptoms appear in middle age ­Mutant protein kills nerve cells by forming clumps inside the nuclei ­Having a normal allele does not compensate Punnett Squares: Table that predicts possible outcomes of a cross (mating between two parents) ­Consider a cross between two cystic fibrosis carriers ­“F”=normal allele; “f”=recessive disease allele ­The cross would be Ff x Ff ­Therefore, what offspring could result? ­25% chance of FF, 50% chance of Ff, and 25% chance of ff Quantitative Traits: Show continuous variation ­Large range of phenotypes (Height, weight, intelligence, etc.) ­Variation due to both genetic and environmental differences ­Epigenetics: When gene expression changes, but not mutation involving the nucleotide (letter) sequence  does not change. ENVIRONMENT HAS A ROLE! Mean: Adding all of the values for a trait in the population and dividing by the number of individuals in  the population, i.e. average Variance: A measure of how much variability there is in the population Polygenic traits: Traits influenced by many genes ­Include quantitative traits, with continuous variation ­Interaction of multiple genes with multiple alleles results in many phenotypes ­Example: Human eye color­ ­Light brown/hazel, medium brown, dark brown ­Green, green­blue, etc. Environmental Effects ­Continuous variation may result from environment effects ­Most traits that show continuous variation are influenced by genes AND the environment Heritability: Proportion of the variation within a population due to genetic differences among individuals Natural Experiments: Overlap of genes and environment is limited ­Twin Studies ­Compare monozygotic twins (sharing 100% of alleles) and dizygotic twin (sharing 50%) ­Heritability of IQ is 52% ­Monozygotic twins separated at birth and raised in different homes ­Heritability of IQ is 72%   Heritability in Humans -Correlations between human groups are used to estimate the genetic components of a trait -Correlation between parents and children -Heritability of IQ is 42% -Apply this to the sperm bank story at the chapter opening Individual Differences -Heritability does not tell us about individual differences -Heritability is based on variances in populations (think gene pool of diff. alleles) -A high heritability value for a trait does not automatically mean that most of the difference between two individuals is genetic -Genes have a strong influence on even complex traits -BUT independent assortment of multiple genes with multiple alleles produces a large number of phenotypes -Environment can also have a large effect. EPIGENETICS! -For quantitative traits, it is difficult to predict the phenotype of children from the phenotypes of the parents Dihybrid Cross (two genes): Mating crosses that involve two traits Determine the possible gamete -Yellow (Y) is dominant to green (y) -Round (R) is dominant to wrinkled (r) For a cross: YyRr x YyRr -Possible gametes for parent 1: -YR, Yr, yR, yr -Possible gametes for parent 2: -YR, Yr, yR, yr CHAPTER 9: Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) Protein Synthesis: The process of using instructions carried by genes to build proteins -Gene: a sequence of DNA that encodes a protein -Protein: A large molecule composed of amino acids (aa) Involves multiple steps: Genome in nucleus  Copy of gene as mRNA  mRNA on ribosome  Amino acids  tRNAs  Protein DNA- -Double-stranded -Nucleotide subunit -Deoxyribose (sugar) -Phosphate group -Nitrogenous base -Four bases: Guanine, Cytosine, Adenine, Thymine RNA- -Single-stranded -Nucleotide subunit -Ribose (sugar) -Phosphate group -Nitrogenous base -Four bases: Cytosine, Guanine, Adenine, Uracil Protein Synthesis: DNA  RNA  Protein -The flow of genetic information occurs in 2 steps: -Transcription (DNA  RNA) & Translation (RNA Protein) Transcription (DNA  RNA): -Occurs in the nucleus -Forms messenger RNA (mRNA) -Transcription factors and RNA polymerase binds to the promoter -RNA polymerase zips down the length of the gene, matching RNA nucleotides with complementary DNA Translation (RNA  Protein): -Occurs in the cytoplasm (out of the nucleus) at “free” ribosomes in cytoplasm or ribosomes attached to RER -5 Requirements 1. mRNA (made during transcription) 2. Energy (ATP) 3. Ribosomes (rRNA + Protein; in lg and sm subunits) 4. Transfer RNA (tRNA) 5. Amino Acids Ribsomes: -Composed of ribosomal RNA (rRNA) and protein -A small subunit -A large subunit Transfer RNA (tRNA) -Carries amino acids -Matches it complementary anticodon with codons on mRNA -Codons are 3 nucleotides long mRNA has codons (codes for aa’s) tRNA has anticodons Proteins: -A protein is put together one amino acid at a time -The ribosome attaches to the mRNA at the beginning of the transcript before the first codon -Ribosome facilitates the docking of tRNA anticodons to mRNA codons. Each tRNA carries one aa -Peptide Bonds form between the aa’s of two adjacent tRNAs -Eventually, at the stop codon the full protein is released Genetic Code: Allows a specific codon to code for a specific amino acid -A codon is composed of 3 nucleotides -64 (4^3) possible combinations -61 codons code for amino acids -3 others are stop codons, which end protein synthesis Additional properties of genetic code: -The genetic code is redundant: -Multiple codons code for the same amino acid -ACU, ACC, ACA, and ACG all code for the acid threonine -The genetic code is universal: -All organisms decode the same gene to produce the same protein. This is why bacteria can make human insulin! Mutations: Changes in genetic sequence -May affect the order of amino acids in a protein -Precise order of amino acids is necessary for properly functioning proteins -Possible outcomes of mutation: 1. No change in protein (neutral/silent) 2. Nonfunctional protein 3. Different protein with different function Gene Expression: -Each cell in your body (except sperm and egg cells) has the same DNA -Cells express different genes based one their functions -Every cell has the same “library”, but different books are read in different cells -The different book that develops = Differentiation Regulation of gene expression: Turning a gene or set of genes on or off Regulation of Transcription: -Repressors regulate gene expression -Used by prokaryotic cells -Bind to the promoter and prevent the RNA polymerase from bonding -Activators regulate gene expression -Used by eukaryotic cells -Help the RNA polymerase bind to the promoter RNAi or RNA Interface: -After mRNA is produced it is degraded or prevented from being translated at a ribosome


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