Protein Synthesis

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Translation of the Genetic Code - Protein Synthesis
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A U G G G C U U A A A G C A G U G C A C G U U This is a molecule of messenger RNA. It was made in the nucleus by transcription from a DNA molecule. mRNA molecule codon
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A U G G G C U U A A A G C A G U G C A C G U U A ribosome on the rough endoplasmic reticulum attaches to the mRNA molecule. ribosome
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A U G G G C U U A A A G C A G U G C A C G U U It brings an amino acid to the first three bases (codon) on the mRNA. Amino acid tRNA molecule anticodon U A C A transfer RNA molecule arrives. The three unpaired bases (anticodon) on the tRNA link up with the codon.
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A U G G G C U U A A A G C A G U G C A C G U U Another tRNA molecule comes into place, bringing a second amino acid. U A C C G Its anticodon links up with the second codon on the mRNA.
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A U G G G C U U A A A G C A G U G C A C G U U
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Unformatted text preview: A peptide bond forms between the two amino acids. Peptide bond C C G U A C A U G G G C U U A A A G C A G U G C A C G U U The first tRNA molecule releases its amino acid and moves off into the cytoplasm. C C G U A C A U G G G C U U A A A G C A G U G C A C G U U C C G The ribosome moves along the mRNA to the next codon. A U G G G C U U A A A G C A G U G C A C G U U Another tRNA molecule brings the next amino acid into place. C C G A U A U G G G C U U A A A G C A G U G C A C G U U A peptide bond joins the second and third amino acids to form a polypeptide chain. C C G C C G A U G G G C U U A A A G C A G U G C A C G U U The polypeptide chain gets longer. G U C A C G The process continues. This continues until a termination (stop) codon is reached. The polypeptide is then complete....
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