Preliminary Attempts To Find A Geneprotein Relationship

The most fruitful early endeavors to find a relationship between genes and proteins examined the ways in which gene changes affect which proteins are present in the cell. At first these studies were difficult, since no one knew anything about the proteins that were present in structures such as the eye or the wing. It soon became clear that genes with simple metabolic functions would be easier to study than genes affecting grass structures. One of the first useful examples came from a study of...

Dna Damage

DNA Undergoes Damage Spontaneously from Hydrolysis and Deamination Mutations arise not only from errors in replication but also from damage to the DNA. Some damage is caused, as we shall see, by environmental factors, such as radiation and so-called mutagens, which are chemical agents that increase the m e of mutation (see Box Q-2, The Ames Test). But DNA also undergoes spontaneous damage from the action of water. (This is ironic since the proper structure of the double helix depends on an...

Three Strategies By Which Cells Are Instructed To Express Specific Sets Of Genes During Development 576

Some mRNAs Become Localized within Eggs ana Embryos due to an Intrinsic Polarity in the Cytoskeleton 576 Cell-to-Cell Contact and Secreted (Jell Signaling Molecules both Elicit Changes in Gene Expression in Neighboring Cells 576 Box 18-1 Mtcroarray Assays Theory and Practice 577 Gradients of Secreted Signaling Molecules Can Instruct Cells to Follow Different Pathways of Development based on Their Location 578 EXAMPLES OF THE THREE STRATEGIES FOR ESTABLISHING DIFFERENTIAL GENE EXPRESSION 580...

Most Animals Have Essentially The Same Genes

Comparison of the currently available genomes reveals one particularly striking feature different animals share essentially the same genes. Thus, the three known vertebrate genomes pufferfish, mice, and humans each contain about 30,000 genes. With very few exceptions, just about every human gene has a clear counterpart in the mouse genome. In other words, no new genes were invented during the 50 million years of evolutionary divergence that separate mice and humans from their last shared...

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All nucleosome remodeling complexes can facilitate nudeosome sliding, however, only a subset have the ability to transfer or remodel nucleosomes without altering their position on the DNA. The exact structural alterations of the nucleosome that lead to remodeling are not clear. Nevertheless, it is clear that the DNA associated with these remodeled nucleosomes is more accessible There are multiple types of nucleosome remodeling complexes in any given cell (Table 7-6), They can have as few as two...

Repair Of Dna Damage

As we have seen, damage to DNA can have two consequences. Some kinds of damage, such as thymine dimers or nicks and breaks in the DNA backbone, create impediments to replication or transcription. Other kinds of damage create altered bases that have no immediate structural consequence on replication but cause mispairing these can result in a permanent alteration to the UNA sequence after replication. For example, the conversion of cytosine to uracil by deami nation creates a U G mismatch, which,...

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Mitosis Maintains the Parental Chromosome Number We now return to the overall process of mitosis. Mitosis occurs in several stages (Figure 7-15). During prophase, the chromosomes condense into the highly compact form required for segregation. At the end of prophase, the nuclear envelope breaks down and the cell enters metaphase. During metaphase, the mitotic spindle forms and the k i net o chores of sister Chromatids attach to the microtubules. Proper chromatid attachment is only achieved when...

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Knirps Kniprel Hunchback Caudal f icuid BOX 18-6 figure 1 dusters of binding sites identify eve stripe enhancers, (a) Individual Bicoid, Cauda , I tunchback, Kr ppel, and Knirps binding sites in a I Mb region that contains the even skipped focus (in center along with other intron-exon structures of neighboring genes), (b) High density clustering of binding sites ts uniquefy detected near etc and not elsewhere in the l Mb region, (c) There arc three high density dusters of binding sites...

Summary

Gene expression is the process by which the information in the DNA double helix is converted into the RNAs and proteins whose activities bestow upon a ceil its morphology and functions. Transcription is die first step in gene expression and involves copying DNA into RNA. This process, catalyzed by the enzyme RNA polymerase, is in many ways similar to the process of DNA replication discussed in Chapter 8. In both cases, a new chain of nucleotides is synthesized upon a DNA template and both DNA...

Chromosomes Chromatin and the Nucleosome

In Chapter 6, we considered the structure of DNA in isolation. Within the cell, however, DNA is associated with proteins and each DNA and its associated protein is called a chromosome. This organization holds true for prokaryotie and eukaryotic cells and even for viruses. Packaging of the DNA into chromosomes serves several important functions. First, tlie chromosome is a compact form of the DNA that readily fits inside the cell. Second, packaging the DNA into cluomosomes serves to protect the...

Channels through the Ribosome Allow the mRNA and Growing Polypeptide to Enter andor Exit the Ribosome

Both the decoding center and the peptidyl transferase center are buried within the intact ribosome. Yet, mRNA must be threaded through the decoding center during translation, and the nascent polypeptide chain must escape from the peptidyl transferase center. How do these polymers enter in the case of mRNA) and exit the ribosome The answer is provided by the structure of the ribosome, which reveals tunnels in and out of the ribosome. The mRNA enters and exits the decoding center through two...

Chromosome Mapping

Thorn as Hunt Morgan and his students, however, did not await formal cytological proof of crossing over before exploiting the implication of Janssens's hypothesis. They reasoned that genes located close together on a chromosome would assort with one another much more regularly (close linkage) than genes located far apart on a chromosome. They immediately saw this as a way to locate (map) the relative positions of genes oil chromosomes and thus to produce a genetic map. The way they used the...

Tera-base Pairs

SV40 virus, 394 I cell receptors. 338 'I' loops. 90 TAF (TBP-associated factors), 364. 367 tandem mass spectrometry (MS MS). 676-77 target site-primed reverse transcription. 322-26. 326 TAT protein, 563, 567 TATA-binding proteins (TBPs), 85 TATA-boxes, 85, 66 TATA elements. 363-64 TAT-SFl, 371 Tatum, Ldward, 19 tautomerization, 235 tautomers, 101 TBP-DNA complex, 366 TBP (TATA-binding protein), 364. 366-67 Tcl mnrinerelements, 335-35 Tcf Iranscriplion factor, 598 telomerases...

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Tne lengths of DNA chains, terminated wtth the dideoxynticleotide indicated at the top of each iane, ate determined by resolving on a potyacry-lamide get, as shown. Heading the gel from top to bottom gives the 5' to 3' sequence and different programs are used to assemble overlapping DNA sequences. This process is conceptually similar to the assembly of a jigsaw puzzle. Random DNA fragments are assembled based on containing matching sequences. The sequential assembly of such short DNA sequences...

Homologous Recombination In Eukaryotes

Homologous Recombination Has Additional Functions in Eukaryotes As we have just described, homologous recombination in bacteria is required to repair double-stranded breaks in DNA, to restart collapsed replication forks, and to allow a cell's chromosomal DNA to recombine with DNA that enters via phage infection or conjugation. Homologous recombination is also required for DNA repair and the restarting of collapsed replication forks in eukaryotic cells. This requirement is illustrated by the...

Molecules That Donate Energy Are Thermodynamically Unstable

There is great variation in the amount of free energy possessed by specific molecules. This is because covalent bonds do not all have the same bond energy. As an example, the covalent bond between oxygen and hydrogen is considerably stronger than the bond between hydrogen and hydrogen, or oxygen and oxygen. The formation of an O M bond at the expense of O G or H- H will thus release energy. Energy considerations, therefore, tell us thai a sufficiently concentrated mixture of oxygen and hydrogen...

The Genetic Information Within Dna Is Conveyed By The Sequence Of Its Four Nucleotide Building Blocks

The finding of the double helix had effectively ended any controversy about whether DNA was the primary genetic substance. Even before strand separation during DNA replication was experimentally verified, the main concern of molecular geneticists had turned to how the genetic information of DNA functions to order amino acids diuing protein synthesis (see Box 2-2, Evidence that Genes Control Amino Acid Sequences in Proteins). With all DNA chains capable of forming double helices, the essence of...

Photos From The Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Archives

Vernon Ingram, Marshall Nirenberg, and Matthias Staehelin, 1963 Symposium on Synthesis and Structure of Macromole-cules. Ingram demonstrated that genes control the amino acid sequence of proteins the mutation causing sicHe-rcli anemia produces a single amino acid change in the hemogicbirt protein Chapter 2). Nirenberg was key in unrav eling the genetic code, using protein synthesis directed by artificial RNA templates in vitro Chapters 2 and 14). For this achievement, he shared in the 1968...

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The histone fold is composed of three a helical regions separated by two short unstructured loops. In each case the histone fold mediates the formation of head to tail heterodimers of specific pairs of histones. H3 and H4 histones first form heterodimers that then come together to form a tetramer with two molecules each of H3 and H4. In contrast, H2A and H2B form heterodimers in solution but not tetramers. The assembly of a nucleosome involves the ordered...

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FIGURE 17-24 Switching a gene off through DNA methylation and histone modification. In its unmodified state, the mammalian gene shown can readily switch between being expressed or not expressed in tf> e presence of activators and Ihe transcription machinery, as shown in the top line. In this situation. expression is never fimily shut off - it is leaky. Often that is not good enough-sometimes a gene must be completely shut off, on occasion permanently This is achieved through methylation of...

Signal Transduction And The Control Of Transcriptional Regulators

Signals Are Often Communicated to Transcriptional Regulators through Signal Transduction Pathways As we have seen, whether or not a given gene is expressed very often depends on enviromental signals. Signals come in many forms they can, as we saw was typically the case in bacteria, be small molecules such as sugars. But they can also be proteins released by one cell and received by another. This is particularly common during the development of multicellular organisms (Chapter 18). There are...

Biological Roles Of Sitespecific Recombination

Cells and viruses use conservative site-specific recombination for a wide variety of biological functions. Some of these functions are discussed in the following sections. Many phage insert their DNA into the host chromosome during infection using this recombination mechanism. In other cases, site-specific recombination is used to alter gene expression. For example, inversion of a DNA segment can allow two alternative genes to be expressed. Site-specific recombination is also widely used to...

Gene Linkage And Crossing Over

Mendel's principle of independent assortment is based on the fact that genes located on different chromosomes behave independently during meiosis. Often, however, two genes do not assort independently because they are located on the same chromosome (linked genes see Box 1-2, Genes Are Linked to f ibromosomes). Many Box 1-2 Cenes Are Linked to Chromosomes Initialiy, all breeding experiments used genetic differences already existing in nature. For example, Mendel used seeds obtained from seed...

Weak Bonds Correctly Position Proteins Along Dna And Rna Molecules

FIGURE 5-19 Protein-single-strand DMA interaction for single-Strand DNA-binding protein (SSB). S5B 5 shown in gray and single-stranded DMA ts shown in red. Raghcmathdn S., Kozlov AG., Lehman TM, and Waksrrwi C. 2000. Nature Structural Btology, 8 6A8.) (mage prepared with MotScript, BobSaipt, and Raster 30. FIGURE 5-19 Protein-single-strand DMA interaction for single-Strand DNA-binding protein (SSB). S5B 5 shown in gray and single-stranded DMA ts shown in red. Raghcmathdn S., Kozlov AG., Lehman...

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By synthesizing RNA molecules with randomized sequences, it is possible to generate mixtures of oligonucleotides representing enormous sequence diversity. For example, a mixture of oligoribonucleotides of length 20 and having four possible nucleotides at each position would have a potential complexity of 420 sequences or 1012 sequences From mixtures of diverse oligoribonucleotides, RNA molecules can be selected biochemically that have particular properties,...

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Llllllllllllllllllll iiinmmntiiiimiimiMM joint, DNA polymerase and deoxynucleotide substrates are added to the reaction and the enzyme extends the two primers. This reaction generates double-stranded DNA over the region of interest on both of the strands of DNA, Thus two double-stranded copies of the starting fragment of DNA are produced in this, the first, cycle of the PGR reaction. Next, the DNA is subject to another round of denaturation and DNA synthesis using the same primers. This...

Binding And Unwinding Origin Selection And Activation By The Initiator Protein

FIGURE 8-25 Functions of the initiator proteins during the initiation of DNA replication. The three common functions of initiator proteins are frustrated DMA binding, DNA strand separation, and replication protein recruitment. (Here the recruited protein is illustrated as a DNA bcticase. however, the recruited proteins differ breach initiator protein.) Initiator proteins typically perform three different functions during the initiation of replication (Figure 8-25), First, these proteins bind a...

Principles Of Transcriptional Regulation

Gene Expression Is Controlled by Regulatory Proteins As we described in the introduction to this section, genes are very often controlled by extracellular signals in the case of bacteria, this typically means molecules present in the growth medium. These signals are communicated to genes by regulatory proteins, which come in two types positive regulators, or activators and negative regulators, or repressors. Typically these regulators are DNA-binding proteins that recognize specific sites at or...

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Eukaryotic Regulators Use a Range of DNA-Binding Domains, but DNA Recognition Involves the Same Principles as Found in Bacteria The experiments described above show that a bacterial DNA-binding domain can function in place of the DNA-binding domain of a eukaryotic activator. That result suggests there is no fundamental difference in the ways DNA-binding proteins from these organisms recognize their sitos. Recall from the previous chapter that most bacterial regulators bind as dimers to DNA...

Chemistry And Genetics

Z PART i Chemistry and Genetics Chapter 1 The Mendelian View of the World Chapter 2 Nudeic Acids Convey Genetic Information Chapter 3 The Importance of Weak Chemical Interactions Chapter 4 The Importance of High Energy Bonds Unlike the rest of this book, the five chapters that make up Part 1 contain material largely unchanged from earlier editions. This is because the material remains as important as ever even in these days of genome sequencing. Specifically, Chapters 1 and 2 provide an...

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llllfllllllliMMMMiiMMMMBMMMMi proteins, the DNA polymerases that act at the replication fork are only able to synihesize 20-100 base pairs before releasing from the template. How is the processivity of these enzymes increased so dramatically at the replication fork The key to the high processivity of the DNA polymerases that act at replication forks is their association with proteins called sliding DNA clamps. These proteins are composod of multiple identical subunits that assemble in the...

Rna Editing

RNA Editing Is Another Way of Altering the Sequence of an mRNA RNA editing, like RNA splicing, can change the sequence of an RNA after it has been transcribed. Thus the protein produced upon translation is different from that predicted from the gene sequence. There are two mechanisms that mediate editing site-specific deamination and guide RNA-directed uridine insertion or deletion. We consider each in turn. In one form of site-spticific deamination, a specifically targeted cyto-sine residue...

The Replication Fork

Both Strands of DNA Are Synthesized Together at the Replication Fork Thus far we have discussed DNA synlhesis in a relatively artificial context. That is, at a primerrtemplate junction that is producing only one new strand of DNA. In the cell, both strands of the DNA duplex are replicated at the same time. This requires separation of the two strands of the double helix to create two template DNAs. The junction between the newly separated template strands and the unreplicated duplex DNA is known...

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UV irradiation causes formation of thymine dimers. Upon exposure to light, DMA photolyase breaks the nng formed between the dimers to restore the two thymine residues. a methyltransferase removes the methyl group from the guanine residue by transferring it to one of its own cysteine residues (Figure 9-12). This is very costly to the cell because the methyllransferase is not catalytic having once accepted a methyl group, it cannot be used again. Base Excision...

Free Energy In Biomolecules

Thermodynamics tells us that all biochemical pathways must be characterized by a decrease in free energy, This is clearly the case for degradative pathways, in which thermodynamically unstable food molecules are converted to more stable compounds, such as carbon dioxide and water, with the evolution of heat. All degradative pathways have two primary purposes (1) to produce the small organic fragments necessary as building blocks for larger organic molecules and (2) to conserve a significant...

Activation Of Precursors In Group Transfer Reactions

When ATP is hydroiyzed to ADP and phosphate, most of the free energy is liberated as heal. Because heat energy cannot be used to make covalent bonds, a coupled reaction cannot be the result of two completely separate reactions, one with a positive AG, the other with a negative AG. Instead, a coupled reaction is achieved by two or more successive reactions. These are always group-transfer reactions reactions, not involving oxidations or reductions, in which molecules exchange functional groups....

Genetic Consequences Of The Mechanism Oe Homologous Recombination

As discussed in the beginning of this chapter, initial models for the mechanism of homologous recombination were formulated largely to explain the genetic consequences of the process. Now that the basic steps involved in recombination are understood, it is useful to review how the process of homologous recombination alters DNA molecules and thereby generates specific genetic changes. A central feature of homologous recombination is that it can occur between any two regions of DNA, regardless of...

Early Speculations About What Genes Are And How They

Almost immediately after the rediscovery of Mendel's laws, geneticists began to speculate about both the chemical structure of the gene and the way it acts. No real progress could be made, however, because the chemical identity of the genetic material remained unknown. Even the realization that both nucleic acids and proteins are present in chromosomes did not really help, since the structure of neither was at all understood. The most fruitful speculations focused attention on the fact that...

Homologous Recombination Protein Machines

Organisms from all branches of life encode enzymes that catalyze the biochemical steps of recombination. In some cases, members of homologous protein families provide the same function in all organisms. In contrast, other recombination stops are catalyzed by different classes of proteins in different organisms but with the same genera outcome. Our most detailed understanding of the mechanism of recombination comes from studies of E. coli and its phage. Thus, in the following sections, we first...

Genome Evolution And Human Origins

We have described how changes in gene expression cause morphological diversity among different groups of arthropods. We now consider functional diversity among different mammals. The genomes of mice and humans have been sequenced and assembled, arid their comparison should shed light on our own human origins. Humans Contain Surprisingly Few Genes A variety of gene prediction programs are used to identify protein coding genes in whole-genome assemblies (see Chapter 20). These programs identify...

Chromosome Duplication And Segregation

Eukaryotic Chromosomes Require Centromeres, Telomeres, and Origins of Replication to Be Maintained During Celt Division There are several important DNA elements in eukaryotic chromosomes that are not genes and are not involved in regulating the expression of genes (Figure 7-6). These elements include origins of replication that direct the duplication of the chromosomal DNA, centromeres that act as handles for the movement of chromosomes into daughter cells, and telomeres that protect and...

The Central Dogma

By the fall of 1953, the working hypothesis was adopted that chromosomal DNA functions as the template for RNA molecules, which subsequently move to the cytoplasm, where they determine the arrangement of amino acids within proteins. En 1956, Francis Crick referred to this pathway for the flow of genetic information as the central dogma. Transcription Translation DNA -> RNA * Protein Here the arrows indicate the directions proposed for the transfer of genetic information. The arrow encircling...

The Specific Conformation Of A Protein Results From Its Pattern Of Hydrogen Bonds

Whereas a portion of the energy stabilizing a protein is provided by hydrophobic interactions, the specific conformation of a protein structure is largely determined b) hydrogen bonds. The energy associated with the hydrophobic stabilization of proteins has no directional component, whereas hydrogen bonds require precise distances and angles (see Figure 3-Q and Table 3-3). In general, all hydrogen-bond donors and acceptors within a protein's interior have suitable mates. Failure to make a...

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Regulation Of Chromatin Structure

The Interaction of DNA with the Histone Octamer Is Dynamic As we will learn in detail in Chapter 17, the incorporation of DNA into nucleosomes can have a profound impact on the expression of the gennme. In many instances it is critical that nucleosomes can be moved or that their grip on the DNA can be loosened to allow access to particular regions of DNA. Consistent with this requirement, the association of the histone octamer with Ihe DNA is inherently dynamic. In addition, there are factors...

The Ribosome Uses Multiple Mechanisms to Select Against Incorrect AminoacyltRNAs

Proofreading Mechanism Ribosome

The error rate of translation is between 10-3 to 10 'J. That is, no more than 1 in every 1,000 amino acids incorporated into protein is incorrect. The iiltimate basis for the selection of the correct aminoacyi-tRNA is the base pairing between the charged tRNA and the codon displayed in the A site of the ribosome. Despite this, the energy difference between a correctly formed codon-anticodon pair and that of a near match cannot account for this level of accuracy. In many instances only one of...

Experimental Manipulations That Alter Animal Morphology

The first pattern determining gene was identified in Drosnphila in the Morgan fly lab (see Chapter 1, Box 1-2 and Chapter 21). A mutation called bxd causes a partial transformation of halteres into wings. (As we shall see, normal fruil flies have a pair of wings and a pair of vestigial hindwings called halieres. During the past 20 years, a variety of manipulations in Dmsophilq embryos and larvae have documented the Importance of several pattern determining genes in development. Abnormal...

Mechanisms of Transcription

Up to this point we have been considering maintenance of the genome that is, how the genetic material is organized, protected, and replicated. We now turn to the question of liow that genetic material is expressed that is, how the series of bases in the DNA directs the production of the RNAs and proteins that perform cellular functions and define cellular identity- fn the next few chapters we will describe the basic processes responsible for gene expression transcription, RNA processing, and...

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Sea Squirt Development

Cells of differing size that remain attached through abutting membranes. The smaller cell is called the forespore it ultimately forms the spore. The larger cell is called the mother cell it aids the development of the spore (Figure 18-9). The Fores pore influences the expression of genes in the neighboring mother cell, as follows. Box 16-3 Overview of Ciona Development Adult sea squirts are immobile filter-feeders that live in shallow ocean waters (Box 18-3 Figure ) They re hermaphrodites and...

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The figure shows spectfic sites on guanine that are vulnerable to damage by domical treatment, such as aikyiation or oxidation, and by radiation, Die products of these modifications are often highly mutagenic. DNA Is Damaged by Aikyiation, Oxidation, and Radiation DNA is vulnerable to damage from aikyiation, oxidation, and radiation, fn aikyiation. methyl or ethyl groups are transferred to reactive sites on the bases and to phosphates in the DNA backbone. Alkylating...

Cycle of Peptide Bond Formation Consumes Two Molecules of GTP and One Molecule of ATP

Let us conclude our discussion of elongation with a simple cost accounting. Mow many molecules of nucleoside triphosphate does it cost per round of peptide bond formation (leaving aside the energetics of amino acid biosynthesis and the energetics of initiation and termination) As you will recall, one molecule of nucleoside triphosphate (ATP) is consumed by the aminoacyl-tRNA synthetase in creating the high-energy acyl bond lhat links the amino acid to the tRNA. The breakage of this high-energy...

Structure Holding Sister Chromatids Together After Dna Replication

FIGURE 7-8 Centromere size and com -position varies dramatically between different organisms. 5. cerevisiae centromeres are small And composed of non-repetitive sequences. In contrast the centromeres of other organisms such as the fruit fly, Drosophila melonogoster, and the fission yeast, Schtzcsocchammyces pom be, are mudi larger and are largely composed of repetitive sequences. Only the central 4-7 kb of the poenbe centromere is non-repetitive and the targe majority of the Drosophila and...

Rna Polymerase First Bound To Operator Or Promoter

FIGURE 16-7 The symmetric half-sites of the lac operator. CAP-binding site DMA covered by RNA polymerase 3 FIGURE 16-8 The control region of the lac operon. The nudeotide sequence and organization of the lac operon control region are shown. The colored bars above and below the DNA show regions covered by RNA polymerase and the reguiaioty proteins Note that Uc repressor ewers more DNA than that sequence defined as the minimal operator binding site, and RNA polymerase more than that defined by...

The Start Codon Is Found by Scanning Downstream from the 5 End of the mRNA

Codon Pairs

Once assembled at the 5' end of the mRNA, the small subun t and its associated factors move along the mRNA in a 5' > 3' direction In an ATP-depeiident process that is driven by the elF4F-associated RNA helicase (Figure 14-28). During this movement, the small sub-unit scans the mRNA for the first start codon. The start codon is FIGURE 14-28 Identification of initiating AUG by the eukaryotic small ribosomal subunit recognized through base-pairing between the anticodon of the initiator tRNA and...

Three Strategies By Which Cells Are Instructed To Express Specieic Sets Oe Genes During Development

We have already seen how gene expression can be controlled by signals received by a cell from its environment, For example, the sugar lactose activates the transcription of the lac o per on in E. coli, while viral infection activates the expression of the ( interferon gene in mammals. In this chapter we focus on the strategies that are used to instruct genetically-identical cells to express distinct sets of genes and thereby differentiate into diverse cell types. The three major strategies are...

The Molecular Biology Of Djrosophila Embryogenesis

Fusion Pronuclei

In the remaining sections of this chapter we focus on the early embryonic development of the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogcister. The molecular details of how development is regulated are better understood in this system than in any other animal embryo. The various mechanisms of cell communication discussed in the first half of this chapter, and those of gene regulation discussed in the previous chapters, are brought together in this example* Localized determinants and cell signaling pathways...

Variable Loop In Trna Role

Structure Three Dimensional Trna

FIGURE 14-3 A subset of modifief nucleosides found in tRNA. plays an important role in the process ofcedon recognition by certain tRNAs. tRNAs Share a Common Secondary Structure that Resembles a Clover leaf As we saw in Chapter 6, RNA molecules typically contain regions of self-complementarity that enable them to form limited stretches of double helix that are held together by base pairing. Other regions of RNA molecules have no complement and hence, are single-stranded. tRNA molecules exhibit...

Conservative Sitespecific Recombination

Site-Specific Recombination Occurs at Specific DNA Sequences in the Target DNA Conservative site-specific recombination CSSR is responsible for many reactions in which a defined segment of DNA is rearranged. A key feature of these reactions is that the segment of DNA that will be moved carries specific short sequence elements, called recombination sites, where DNA exchange occurs. An example of this type of recombination is the integration of the phage X genome into the bacteria chromosome...

Topoisomerase Functions And Dna Topology Problems

Topoisomerase Mechanism

FIGURE 6-17 Topological states of covalently closed, circular cet DNA. The figure shows conversion of the relaxed a to the negatively supercoiled b form of DMA. The stiain in the supetcraled form may be laker t gt p by supectwrsting b or by local disruption of base pairing c . Adapted from a diagram provided by Dt M. Geliert Source Modified from Komberg A, and Bake T.A 1992 DAW replication. 1 1-21, p. 32. 1992 by W. H Freeman and Company Used with permission. a toroid or spiral in which the...

Morphological Changes In Crustaceans And Insects

Thus far we have disctissed how changes in pattern determining genes alter morphology in fruit Hies. We now discuss how the three strategies for altering the activities of pattern determining genes can explain examples of natural morphological diversity found among different arthropods. The first two mechanisms, changes in the expression and function of pattern determining genes, can account for changes in limb morphology seen in certain crustaceans and insects. The third mechanism, changes in...

The Mechanism Of Dna Polymerase

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DNA Polymerases Use a Single Active Site to Catalyze DNA Synthesis The synthesis of DNA is catalyzed by an enzyme called DNA polymerase. Unlike most enzymes, which have an active site dedicated to a single reaction, DNA polymerase uses a single active site to catalyze the addition of any of the four deoxynucleosido triphosphates. DNA polymerase accomplishes this catalytic flexibility by exploiting the neatly identical geometry of the A T and G C base pairs remember that the dimensions of the...

Maintenance Of The Genome

Chromosomes, Chromatin, tind the Nucieosome Chapter 9 The Mutability and Repair of DNA Chapter 10 Homologous Recombination at the Moleculaf Level Chapter 11 Site-Specific Recombination and Transposition of DNA Part 2 is dedicated to the structure of DNA and the processes thai propagate, maintain, and Iter it from cine cell generation to the next. In Chapters 6 through 11, we will examine DNA and its close relative, RNA, and address the following questions How do the structures of DNA and RNA...

Dna Synthesis At The Replication Fork

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At the replication fork the leading and lagging strands are synthesized simultaneously. This has the important benefit of limiting the amount of ssDNA present in the cell during DNA replication. When a ssDNA region of DNA is broken, there is a complete break in the chromosome that is much more difficult to repair than an ssDNA break in a dsDNA region. Moreover, repair of this type of lesion frequently leads to mutation of the DNA fsee Chapter 9 . Thus, limiting the time the DNA is in this state...

Initiation Of Dna Replication

Binding of the initiator to the replicator stimulates initiation of replication and the duplication of the associated DNA. Binding of the initiator to the replicator stimulates initiation of replication and the duplication of the associated DNA. Specific Genomic DNA Sequences Direct the Initiation of DNA Replication The initial formation of a replication fork requires the separation of the two strands of the DNA duplex to provide a template for the synthesis of both the RNA primer and new DNA....

Higherorder Structures Are Determined By Intra And Intermolecular Interactions

DNA Can Form a Regul r Helix 69 RNA Forms a Wide Variety of Structures 71 Chemical Features of Protein Building Blocks 71 The Peptide Bond 72 There Are Four Levels of Protein Structure 72 a 1 lelices and Sheets Are the Common Forms of Secondary Structure 74 Bex 5-1 Determination of Protein Struct ure 75 THE SPECIFIC CONFORMATION OF A PROTEIN RESULTS FROM ITS PATTERN OF HYDROGEN BONDS 78 a Helices Come Together to Form Coiled-Coils 80 MOST PROTEINS ARE MODULAR, CONTAINING TWO OR TFIREE DOMAINS...

Secondary Forces Are Necessarily Are Basis By Which Enzyme

Figure 3-11 Examples of van der Waals hydrophobic bonds between the nonpolar side groups of amino acids. The hydrogens are not indicated individually. For the sake of clarity, the van der Waals radii are reduced by 20 . The structural formulas adjacent to each space-filling drawing indicate the anangement of the atoms a Phenylalanine leucine bond, b Phenylalanine-phenylalanine bond Sourte Adapted from Scheraga HA, The proteins, 2nd edition, p. 527 Copyright Harold Scheraga. Used with permission...

Dna Synthesis At The Replication Fork 205

Box 8-2 ATP Control uf Protein Function Loading a Sliding CIctmp 206 Interactions her ween Replication Fork Proteins Form the E. coli Replisome 210 INITIATION OF DNA REPLICATION 212 Specific Genomic DNA Sequences Direct the Initiation of DNA Replication 212 The Replic n Model of Replication Initiation 212 Replicator Sequences Include Initiator Binding Sites and Easily Unwound DNA 211 BINDING AND UNWINDING ORIGIN SELECTION AND ACTIVATION BY THE INITIATOR PROTEIN 214 Box 8-3 Tilt1 Identification...

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And a Small Subunit 425 Tile Large and Small Subunits Undergo Association and Dissociation during each Cycle of Translation 425 New Amino Acids Are Attached to the C-Terminus of the Growing Polypeptide Chain 427 Peptide Bonds Are Formed by Transfer of the Glowing Polypeptide Chain from One tRNA to Another 428 Ribosomal RNAs Are Both Structural and Catalytic Determinants of the Ribosome 428 The Ribosome l ias Three Binding Sites for tRNA 429 Channels through the Ribosome Allow the mRNA and...

Recruitment Of Protein Complexes To Genes By Eukaryotic Activators 537

Activators Recruit the Transcriptional Machinery to the Gene 537 Box J 7-2 Chromatin mmitnopreaptfiition 539 Activators also Recruit Nucleosome Modifiers that Help the Transcription Machinery Bind at the Promoter 540 Action at a Distance Loops and Insulators 540 Appropriate Regulation of Some Groups of Genes Requires Locus Control Regions 543 SIGNAL INTEGRATION AND COMBINATORIAL CONTROL 544 Activators Work Together Synergistically to Integrate Signals 544 Signal Integration the HO Gene Is...