150-18translation[1] - Foundations of Biological Science I...

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Foundations of Biological Science I (BioSci 150) C Accessing the Genetic Database: Information retrieval = transcription & translation 0
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Foundations of Biological Science I (BioSci 150) C Translation: the Main Players: 1. ribosomes 2. 20 amino acids 3. high energy molecules (ATP, GTP) 4. mRNA 5. translation factors & enzymes 6. an adapter molecule
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Foundations of Biological Science I (BioSci 150) C Phe Arg Asn Gly U G A C U U U A A C G G Amino acids mRNA Peptide bonds Codon Codon Codon Codon Figure 16.9b Biochemists could see no way for codons to interact directly with amino acids. Therefore… HYPOTHESIS: Adapter molecules hold amino acids and interact with mRNA codons: ? ? ? ? Adapter molecules ??
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Foundations of Biological Science I (BioSci 150) C What would you conclude from these observations? 0 RNA is found in the nucleus and cytoplasm. RNA-folding implied that adapter RNAs could bind to mRNA, i.e., recognize codons. amino acids are found bound to RNA.
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course BIO SCI 150 taught by Professor Geraldbergstrom during the Fall '08 term at Wisconsin Milwaukee.

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150-18translation[1] - Foundations of Biological Science I...

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