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ENGR213/BRAE213 Biology for Engineers “The Central Dogma of Molecular Biology”
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Some Background Information Central Dogma of Molecular Biology --- Transfer of information from Genetic Code to Proteins (Proteins : the building blocks of life) Goals for today: Give you the picture of flow of “Genetic” information Cover the key Biological Constituents involved in the flow of Genetic information
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The Flow of Information Reception of Cellular Signal Signal Transduction Gene transcription factors (enter nucleus) Transcription of Genetic Code DNA to mRNA mRNA Transport out of the nucleus Ribosomal Translation from mRNA to amino-acids to protein Protein - a collection of amino-acids that have a particular function; the building blocks of life
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Biology Molecular Machine (a collection of proteins that perform a particular function) The flow of information: • Genetic Code (Exons) DNA • Transcription into mRNA (messenger RNA) • Translation of mRNA into Protein and Molecular machines The Flow of Information Where does this all occur ? What is involved ?
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