Flashcards in Nucleotides and DNA Deck (29)
Nucleotides in the monomer form are used for?
Metabolism (ATP), enzyme cofactors (NAD+) and signal transduction (cAMP).
Nitrogenous base and pentose.
PO4 is what a neutral pH?
PO4 is typically attached to which position?
Nitrogenous bases are...
Derivative of pyrimidine or purine, planar or almost planar, absorb UV light around 250-270nm.
Difference between ribo and deoxyribo
Deoxyribo has no O at 2' carbon.
Pentose is attached to the nitrogenous base. Quite stable towards hydrolysis.
Where does the N-glycosidic bond form in pyrimidines?
N1 position of N base.
Where does the N-glycosidic bond form in purines?
N9 position of N base.
Angle near 0 in N-glycosidic bond.
Angle near 180 in N-glycosidic bond. Normal B-DNA.
Ring pucker limits what?
The angle of torsion possible for the N-glycosidic bond.
How do nucleotides connect to one another?
Phosphodiester bonds, connected from 3' carbons to 5' carbons.
How are DNA/RNA strands held together?
What was the waston and crick model of B-form DNA?
10.5 base pairs, or 3.6nm, per turn of helix.
RNA is unstable under...
Alkaline conditions. The OH at the 2' position acts as a nucleophile.
What remains intact during DNA denaturation?
Covalent bonds and genetic code.
What is lost during DNA denaturation?
Hydrogen bonds and base stacking.
What induces denaturation?
High temperature or change in pH.
Mid point of melting
What increases Tm (DNA denaturation)?
High CG composition, longer DNA and high salt.
Cytosine to uracil, very slow reactions.
N-glycosidic bond is hydrolyzed, significant for purines.
UV light induces...
Dimerization of pyrimidines.
Second messenger, activates protein kinase A activity.
What ends are new nucleotides added to?
3' end (to the 3'-OH).
How are trinucleotides added in DNA elongations?
The nucleophilic OH group at the 3' end of the growing chains attacks the alpha phosphate of the incoming trinucleotide.
How is the 3' OH made a more powerful nucleophile?
By near by Mg+ ions.