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3 types of DNA mutations

Substitution
Deletion
Insertion

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2 types of Frame shift

Deletion
Insertion

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Describe the mutation called an "in-frame deletion or insertion"

It is the deletion or insertion of a multiple of three nucleotides that doesn't alter the reading frame.

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What is a tranversion?

The replacement of a Purine to a Pyrimidine or the inverse.

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Base substitutions can be ___________ or _____________.

Transitions or transversion.
Transitions - A to G or G to A/T to C or C to T
Transversions - A to C, A to T, G to C, G to T/C to A, C to G, T to A, or T to G

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What is a transition?

The replacement of a Purine to another Purine or a Pyrimidine to a Pyrimidine

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What is a suppressor mutation?

It occurs elsewhere within the same gene, or in another gene altogether, but restores the wild-type phenotype.

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DNA mutations are genetic, but not always ___________.

heritable

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What is a germ-line mutation?

These are mutations that arise in cells that ultimately produce gametes and can be passed to future generations.

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What type of suppressor mutation occurs in the SAME gene as that containing that mutation being suppressed?

Intragenic suppressor mutation

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Intragenic suppressor mutation

Type of suppressor mutation occurs in the same gene as that containing that mutation being suppressed but it restores the wild type with different genotype.

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Intergenic suppressor

A mutation in a different gene (eg. tRNA) can suppress mutation that are copied into mRNAs.
Epistasis.

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Types of substitution mutations

1) Silent (change of a nucleotide without change in amino acid sequence)
2) Neutral (change of one a.a. but it doesn't affects the function of the final product)
3) Missense (when the change of a single base pair causes the substitution of a different amino acid in the resulting protein affecting the function of the final product)

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Silent mutation

Change of a nucleotide in the codon (e.g. 3rd nucleotide wobble) without change in amino acid sequence

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Neutral mutation

Change of one amino acid but it doesn't affects the function of the final product

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Missense mutation

When the change of a single base pair causes the substitution of a different amino acid in the resulting protein affecting the function of the final product

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Nonsense Mutation

A change in a sense codon (deletion or insertion) leads to a premature termination of translation.

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Forward Mutation (1st mutation)

Changes of the wild phenotype to a mutant phenotype

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Reverse Mutation (2nd mutation)

Corrects the exact original mutation. Changes of the mutant phenotype back to the wild phenotype.

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Suppressor mutation

Occurs elsewhere within the same gene, or in another gene, but restores the wild-type phenotype. The genotype is different from the wild-type.

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What are tautomeric shifts and its possible effect of DNA?

It is a proton shift which rearranges the double bond of a base. This normally occurs but only for a fraction of a second. The shift can lead to a spontaneous mismatch of base pairs.

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Why is spontaneous mutation rate low?

Fidelity of the replication enzymes and the efficiency of the DNA repair systems.

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What is tautomeric shifts?

a bond shift in the ring structure of a nitrogenous base

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What type of mutation results from unequal crossing over?

spontaneous mutation

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What are base analogs?

chemical mutagens that can be incorporated into DNA, and then proceed to base-pair incorrectly, which introduces mutations into the DNA.

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What type of mutation results from chemical mutagens?

induced mutations

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Which bases are pyrimidines?

cytosine, thymine, and uracil

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UV light creates ___________ ______________ which __________ _____ _______________

Pyrimidine dimers bend the DNA backbone

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What is the Ames test?I

t is a method used to determine how mutagenic a substance may be.

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Ames test protocol

1) His(-) in minimun media,
2) Compound X (the substance being tested that will mutate His (-) to His (+)
3) Liver enzymes to know if liver when reacts with Compound X produces the reversion to His (+)
4) High levels of His (+) means compound X is mutagenic

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What are transposons?

are mobile DNA segments that can disrupt gene function by inserting in or near genes.

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What rare genetic disease is characterized by acute sensitivity to sunlight and a predisposition to skin cancer?

Xeroderma pigmentosum

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What is the mismatch repair system?

A type of excision repair that specifically repairs mismatches that occur due to Pol error during replication, the newly synthesized strand can be targeted due to under methylation.

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1) What enzyme removes methyl groups from bases such as in Guanine?

2) In what type of repair system is used?

1)methyltransferase

2) direct repair

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What is a direct repair system?

changes the affected nucleotide back to its original structure

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1) What enzyme adds methyl groups from bases such as in Cytosine?

DNMT1 (DNA (cytosine-5)-methyltransferase 1)

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What rare genetic disease is characterized by defects in nucleotide-excision repair?

Xeroderma Pigmentosa

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What is the problem in Xerodema pigmentosa

defects in nucleotide-excision repair