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Nucleic Acids : 

2 Nucleic Acids Nucleic Acids Structures of Nucleic Acids DNA Replication RNA and Transcription

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3 Nucleotides and nucleic acids 10/10/05 1 Fig. 8-1, 8-19, 8-25 Nucleotides are the building blocks of nucleic acids Nucleotides also play other important roles in the cell Nucleotide DNA RNA

Nucleotides : 

4 Nucleotides Nucleic acids consist of nucleotides that have a sugar, nitrogen base, and phosphate nucleoside Sugar Base PO4

Nitrogen-Containing Bases : 

5 Nitrogen-Containing Bases

Sugars : 

6 Sugars

Nucleosides in DNA : 

7 Nucleosides in DNA Base Sugar Nucleoside Adenine (A) Deoxyribose Adenosine Guanine (G) Deoxyribose Guanosine Cytosine (C) Deoxyribose Cytidine Thymine (T) Deoxyribose Thymidine

Nucleosides in RNA : 

8 Nucleosides in RNA Base Sugar Nucleoside Adenine (A) ribose Adenosine Guanine (G) ribose Guanosine Cytosine (C) ribose Cytidine Uracil (U) ribose Uridine

Example of a Nucleoside : 

9 Example of a Nucleoside

Nucleotides in DNA and RNA : 

10 Nucleotides in DNA and RNA DNA dAMP Deoxyadenosine monophosphate dGMP Deoxyguanosine monophosphate dCMP Deoxycytidine monophosphate dTMP Deoxythymidine monophosphate RNA AMP adenosine monophosphate GMP guanosine monophosphate CMP cytidine monophosphate UMP uridine monophosphate

Structure of Nucleic Acids : 

11 Structure of Nucleic Acids Polymers of four nucleotides Linked by alternating sugar-phosphate bonds RNA: ribose and A, G, C, U DNA: deoxyribose and A,G,C,T nucleotide nucleotide nucleotide nucleotide P sugar base P sugar base P sugar base P sugar base

Nucleic Acid Structure : 

12 Nucleic Acid Structure 3,5-phosphodiester bond 3 5

Double Helix of DNA : 

13 Double Helix of DNA DNA contains two strands of nucleotides H bonds hold the two strands in a double-helix structure A helix structure is like a spiral stair case Bases are always paired as A–T and G-C Thus the bases along one strand complement the bases along the other

Complementary Base Pairs : 

14 Complementary Base Pairs Two H bonds for A-T Three H bonds for G-C

Double Helix of DNA : 

15 Double Helix of DNA

Learning Check NA1 : 

16 Learning Check NA1 Write the complementary base sequence for the matching strand in the following DNA section: -A-G-T-C-C-A-A-T-G-C- • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Solution NA1 : 

17 Solution NA1 Write the complementary base sequence for the matching strand in the following DNA section: -A-G-T-C-C-A-A-T-G-C- • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • -T-C-A-G-G-T-T-A-C-G-

DNA Replication : 

18 DNA Replication DNA in the chromosomes replicates itself every cell division Maintains correct genetic information Two strands of DNA unwind Each strand acts like a template New bases pair with their complementary base Two double helixes form that are copies of original DNA

DNA Unwinds : 

19 DNA Unwinds G- -C A- -T C- -G T- -A G-C A-T C-G T-A

DNA Copied with Base Pairs : 

20 DNA Copied with Base Pairs Two copies of original DNA strand G-C G-C A-T A-T C-G C-G T-A G-A

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21 DNA structure determination 21 Franklin collected x-ray diffraction data (early 1950s) that indicated 2 periodicities for DNA: 3.4 Å and 34 Å. Watson and Crick proposed a 3-D model accounting for the data.

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22 DNA structure 22 Fig. 8-15 DNA consists of two helical chains wound around the same axis in a right-handed fashion aligned in an antiparallel fashion. There are 10.5 base pairs, or 36 Å, per turn of the helix. Alternating deoxyribose and phosphate groups on the backbone form the outside of the helix. The planar purine and pyrimidine bases of both strands are stacked inside the helix.

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23 DNA structure 23 Fig. 8-15 The furanose ring usually is puckered in a C-2' endo conformation in DNA. The offset of the relationship of the base pairs to the strands gives a major and a minor groove. In B-form DNA (most common) the depths of the major and minor grooves are similar to each other.

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24 Base stacking in DNA 36 Berg Fig. 1.4; 5.13 C-G (red) and A-T (blue) base pairs are isosteric (same shape and size), allowing stacking along a helical axis for any sequence. Base pairs stack inside the helix.

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25 DNA strands Fig. 8-16 The antiparallel strands of DNA are not identical, but are complementary. This means that they are positioned to align complementary base pairs: C with G, and A with T. So you can predict the sequence of one strand given the sequence of its complement. Useful for information storage and transfer! Note sequence conventionally is given from the 5' to 3' end

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26 Nucleic acids 26 Fig. 8-19

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27 RNA has a rich and varied structure Fig. 8-26 Watson- Crick base pairs (helical segments; Usually A-form). Helix is secondary structure. Note A-U pairs in RNA. DNA can form structures like this as well.

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28 RNA displays interesting tertiary structure 28 Fig. 8-28 Fig. 8-25 Single-stranded RNA right-handed helix T. thermophila intron, A ribozyme (RNA enzyme) (1GRZ) Hammerhead ribozyme (1MME) Yeast tRNAPhe (1TRA)

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29 The mother of all biomolecules 29 1ffk Large subunit of the ribosome (proteins at least)

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