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Why does the mRNA go through the middle?
mRNAs have three parts: Nucleotides at the 5′ end provide binding sites for proteins that initiate polypeptide synthesis; nucleotides in the middle specify the sequence of amino acids in the polypeptide; and nucleotides at the 3′ end regulate the stability of the mRNA (Fig. 1.1).
What direction is mRNA read by ribosomes?
5´ to 3´ direction
All mRNAs are read in the 5´ to 3´ direction, and polypeptide chains are synthesized from the amino to the carboxy terminus. Each amino acid is specified by three bases (a codon) in the mRNA, according to a nearly universal genetic code.
How does mRNA bind to ribosome?
During initiation, the small ribosomal subunit binds to the start of the mRNA sequence. Then a transfer RNA (tRNA) molecule carrying the amino acid methionine binds to what is called the start codon of the mRNA sequence. Next, the large ribosomal subunit binds to form the complete initiation complex.
How does a eukaryotic ribosome initially bind to the mRNA?
How does a eukaryotic ribosome initially bind to the mRNA? An aminoacyl-tRNA synthetase has a mutation such that it binds the tRNA with the anticodon 3′ GCA 5′ and attaches the amino acid glycine to its 3′ end.
How does mRNA pass through the nuclear envelope?
Messenger RNA, or mRNA, leaves the nucleus through pores in the nuclear membrane. These pores control the passage of molecules between the nucleus and the cytoplasm. mRNA processing occurs only in eukaryotes.
How does a bacterial ribosome initially bind to mRNA?
Using Figure 3.13, characterize the amino acids that have been substituted in the normal and mutant proteins, glutamic acid to valine. How does a bacterial ribosome initially bind to the mRNA? Introns are removed by the ribosome.
Why does eukaryotic mRNA need to go through splicing process?
All introns in a pre-mRNA must be completely and precisely removed before protein synthesis. If the process errs by even a single nucleotide, the reading frame of the rejoined exons would shift, and the resulting protein would be dysfunctional. The process of removing introns and reconnecting exons is called splicing.
How is mRNA recognized and brought to the ribosome?
The mRNA is recognized and brought to the ribosome by the eIF-4 group of factors. The 5´ cap of the mRNA is recognized by eIF-4E. Another factor, eIF-4G, binds to both eIF-4E and to a protein (poly-A binding protein or PABP) associated with the poly-A tail at the 3’ end of the mRNA.
What is the role of mRNA in protein synthesis?
The mRNA is an RNA version of the gene that leaves the cell nucleus and moves to the cytoplasm where proteins are made. During protein synthesis, an organelle called a ribosome moves along the mRNA, reads its base sequence, and uses the genetic code to translate each three-base triplet, or codon, into its corresponding amino acid.
What is the process of translation of mRNA?
Translation begins when an initiator tRNA anticodon recognizes a start codon on mRNA bound to a small ribosomal subunit. The large ribosomal subunit joins the small subunit, and a second tRNA is recruited. As the mRNA moves relative to the ribosome, successive tRNAs move through the ribosome and the polypeptide chain is formed.
How do ribosomes make proteins?
Ribosomes are complex machinery in the cells that are responsible for making proteins. Then, through another process known as translation, ribosomes ‘read’ the mRNA, and follow the instructions, creating the protein step by step. The cell then expresses the protein and it, in turn, carries out its designated function in the cell or the body.