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What's is 5' to 5' linkage?

Nose??????????

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How is mRNA process before exiting out of the nucleus?

-Addition of a cap to the 5' end.
-Addition of a poly-A tail to the 3' end.
- Cutting out of introns from mRNA.

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In what type of cell is mRNA
Process?

In eukaryotic cell, because mRNA is in the nucleus and it has to be processed before exiting the cell.
- ( it is not required in prokaryotes because mRNA is in the cytoplasm already .

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Function of the 5' CAP?

- protection
- binding site for CAP binding proteins
(Cap binding protein attract ribosomes once it gets out of the nucleus)
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Steps in the addition to the CAP to the 5' end?

-Guanine is added to the absolute 5'end. Via to the 5' to 5' linkage.
-That guanine and the first few nucleotide are then methylated.

Cap binding proteins then attached to it and atract ribosome once mRNA exits the nucleus.

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Function of the poly A tail added to the 3' end?

-Protection against nucleases.
-provide a lifespan
-allow mRNA - ribosomal attachment.

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What are introns?

Junk sequence does not code for any gene.

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Steps in adding a pol-A tail to the 3' end.

Most genes are transcribed beyond coding sequence , the extra sequence will be cut off and the poly A tail will added.
- Poly-A polymerase detects a consensus sequence near the end of mRAN and cuts it 25 nucleotides downstream.
- poly-A polymerase adds 50-200 adenines to the cut end.

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Is it good to have a mRNA STABLE FOREVER.

No, because condition might change. You might one a gene on now but maybe not in different condition.

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Where introns might come from?

- rreoviruses
- trtansposomes
- mutated portions of a former exon.

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Common propeerties of all introns ?

-Common in eukaryotes rare in prokaryotes
- the more complex the organism the more complex/ abundant the introns
-intron abundance and size vary per gene within species.
( some genes have no introns other have many)

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Classification of introns?

Introns are classified by how they are removed.
- group 1 and group 2 introns ( in rRNA)
-Nuclear pre-mRNA introns

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Group 1 and group 2 introns?

-Found in rRNA & few bacteria gene
-small
- uses guanosine to excise itself out. ( exon then glue)

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Nuclear pre mRNA introns?

-Larger and more complex
-Require help from splicesomes in order to be removed
-Usually contain consensus sequence at the end that attract splicesosomes.( c.s in between intron/ exons)

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Alternative splicing?

mRNA is spliced in different ways
- 100% of introns are removed.
- exons are differently Cut/Retained.

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The more exons?

The more potential different isoforms..

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Isoforms?

Different protein products from the same gene caused by alternate splicing

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One gene can code for more than one protein. true or false?

Yes, one gene can code for more than one protein through alternate splicing.

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Advantage of isoforms/ isoforms?

A way of coping more information in less space.

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What happen right before mRNA is ready to exit the nucleus?

mRNA get scanned by the pos of the nucleus.
And will only exit with a cap, poly A tail and not introns.

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What is mRNA EXPORTER.?

mRNP + (nuclear) Pore Complexes.

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Function proteins called mRNP?

mRNP associate with processed mRNA and diret them to and through the nuclear pore.

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Example of a disease caused because introns were never cut of and never mRNA never made it out of the cell?

Beta hemoglobin and thalassemia .