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Unformatted text preview: DNA Repair Mechanisms Many agents such as alkylating agents, X-rays, oxygen radicals, etc. cause DNA damage (see supplemental info). Repair complexes with DNA polymerase enzymes attempt to repair the DNA. Recognize distorted regions caused by mispaired base pairs (Proofreading) ; Remove DNA section with mispaired base from the newly synthesized nucleotide chain; Resynthesize the section correctly, using original template chain as a guide. 19 BIO 1140 Unit 2-1:Replication Proofreading by DNA Polymerase If a replication error causes a base to be mispaired, DNA polymerase reverses and removes the most recently added bases. The enzyme then resumes DNA synthesis in the forward direction 20 Fig. 12-19 p. 276 BIO 1140 Unit 2-1:Replication Mismatch Repair: general model for post-replication damage 21 Fig. 12-20 p. 277 If this occurs right after DNA synthesis, then you can recognize a strand that is new and a strand that use as a template. After s-phase that distinction cannot be made. There may be a further error then, that we are trying to correct the G attached to T, but it replaces the G with a C. BIO 1140 Unit 2-1:Replication DNA Repair Mechanisms In spite of proofreading and mismatch repair, mutations arise! single human cell range from 104–106 per day, requiring therefore in an adult human (1012 cells) about 1016–1018 repair events per day … it is clear that DNA-repair systems effectively Crude estimates of the number of DNA-damage events in a counteract this threat. (from Schärer (2003) Angewandte Chemie Int. Ed. 2003, 42: 2946–2974). Do mutations still occur? Yes, they are the “stuff ‘” of evolution. Here’s a quick calculation. In most plants the error rate per base pair is 7 per 109. How many SNPs (single-nucleotide polymorphisms) in a field of soybeans if planted at a density of 240,000/hectare? And there are other types of mutations that are occurring at the same time. 22 BIO 1140 Unit 2-1:Replication DNA Replication in Eucaryotes Key Points to CONSIDER (Summary) Why do you need 3 types of DNA synthesis for a chromosome? What Do happens when you need more or faster DNA synthesis? all DNAs have ends? What happens to them? When DNA replicates what happens to the chromosome? (think, what is a chromosome? what needs to be synthesized?) What signals the cell to replicate the DNA? Organelles 23 and replication (more DNA polymerases) if we didnt have a repair mechanism-skin damage....
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This note was uploaded on 03/26/2014 for the course BIO 1140 taught by Professor Fenwick during the Winter '07 term at University of Ottawa.

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