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It's an aminoglycoside that binds the 30s ribosomal subunit, causing a conformational change. This works to inhibit initiation by disrupting the complementartiy of the 16s rRNA component of the 30s ribosomal subunit, and can lead to misreading.


Tetracycline affects the _____ ribosomal subunit by inhibiting binding of _____ to the _____ site.

Affects the 30s ribosomal subunit by inhibiting the binding of AA-tRNA to the A-site.



Affects the 50s ribosomal subunit by binding the 23s rRNA component and inhibits peptidyl transferase.



It is a macrolide that affects the 50s ribosomal subunit and inhibits translocation.



Imitates Tyrosinyl-tRNA and is resistant to hydrolysis. It causes chain termination and is nonspecific (works on both 50s and 60s.)


Diptheria toxin has two subunits, ___ and ___. ___ allows the toxin to be integrated into the cell, and ___ poisons translation by inactivating _____ via _____.

Toxin that is released in 2 fragments:
B --> allows toxin to be integrated into cell
A --> an enzyme that poisons translation by inactivating eEF2 via ADP-ribosylation (the transfer of ADP-ribose from NAD+ onto dipthamide.)



A protein toxin comprised of 2 polypeptide cahins:
B --> binds cell surface receptors for uptake
A --> enzyme that depurinates 28s subunit rRNA at specific A residue.


What are the 2 modes of Translation Initiation in Eukaryotes

1. Cap-dependent binding - eIF4E binds the 5' cap and recruits the 40s ribosomal subunit. Then the 40s subunit scans for AUG in "good context." (90% of translation initiated this way in eukaryotes.)
2. Internal Ribosome Entry (no scanning and occurs is about 5-10% of eukaryotic translation.)


What is the Prokaryotic mode of Translation Initiation?

16s rRNA of 30s Subunit complements with Shine-Dalgarno sequence.


Mupirocin is an antibiotic that inhibits ______ synthetase --> no ____ can bind the OH at the 3' C-C-A end of the tRNA.

It's an antibiotic that inhibits Ile-tRNA synthetase --> no Ile binding to the OH of the C-C-A sequence at the 3' end of tRNA.


What's an example of Specific translational control and what's an example of a syndrome that disrupts this control?

Control of Ferritin. Low levels of Fe2+ allow IRE-BP to bind the IRE of Ferritin mRNA, inhibiting translation. High Fe2+ levels --> IRE-BP does NOT bind IRE.
Hereditary hyperferritinemia cataract syndrome --> mutation in the IRE --> IRE-BP can't bind --> increase in [Ferritin]


What's a example of general translational control?

Down-reg of supply of initiator Met-tRNAi via eIF2 kinases. eIF2 kinases phosphorylate eIF2 which sequester the eIF2B (guanysine nucleotide exchange factor), so there no GDP-GTP exchange. eIF2 needs GTP in order to "drop off" Met-tRNAi at 40s ribosomal subunit to initiate protein synth.


There are 4 kinases that phosphorylate eIF2. ___ is activated in reticulocytes in response to low levels of ____. ____ is activated in cells where ____ has been detected, which confers protection again viruses. ____ is activated in response to ER stress. ____ is activated by ___ starvation and subsequent buildup of uncharged ____.

1. HRI --> activated in reticulocytes in response to low levels of heme.
2. PKR --> activated in cells in which ds-RNA has been detected so as to prohibit synthesis of viral proteins.
3. PERK --> activated by ER stress
4. GCN2 --> activated by AA starvation (buildup of uncharged tRNA.)


What is "Vanishing White Matter" caused by?

A mutation in any one of the 5 subunits of eIF2B --> no GDP-GTP exchange --> no eIF2 initiation.


What's an example of selective translational control?

Up-regulation of mRNA binding with ribosome via eIF4E: eIF4E is the initiation factor that bind the 5' cap for initiation, and growth factors can facilitate either phosphorylation of 4E-BP, which frees up eIF4E to participate in cap binding, or phosphorylation of eIF4E itself which increases its activity level.