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By Hiram Gilbert

This moment version maintains to innovatively assessment the hardest strategies in biochemistry for optimum comprehension in a quick time period. not like traditional texts or evaluate books that pressure memorizing evidence, simple innovations stresses the learning of primary strategies, in order that the reader really comprehends the cloth and feels cozy utilizing it. Dr. Gilbert makes use of uncomplicated, jargon-free language and award-winning educating strategies together with algorithms, mnemonics and scientific examples.

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Each dNTP (deoxynucleoside triphosphate) is added to the 3Ј-OH group of the growing chain so that all chains grow from the 5Ј end in the dirction 5Ј to 3Ј. Since strands are antiparallel, the template strand is read in the 3Ј to 5Ј direction. This is true of both DNA and RNA synthesis. Most of what you need to know about DNA replication can be summarized in a single picture. To remember the order in which things happen, you must understand the structure of chromosomal DNA, and directions. Then it’s just a matter of developing a mechanical picture of how things must be done in order to get access to the information and make a copy.

The membrane establishes in and out. The membrane is asymmetric because the inner and outer leaflets can have a different lipid composition and contain different proteins (Fig. 3-3). Proteins can be associated with either side of the membrane, or they can pass through the membrane using membrane-spanning segments. The functional part of the protein can be on the cytosolic side, the external side, or even in the membrane itself. A common structure for spanning a membrane is an ␣-helix (but there are examples of sheets spanning a membrane).

Z-DNA is a left-handed helical form of DNA in which the phosphate backbones of the two antiparallel DNA strands are still arranged in a helix but with a more irregular appearance. The conformation of DNA (A, B, or Z) depends on the temperature and salt concentration as well as the base composition of the DNA. Z-DNA appears to be favored in certain regions of DNA in which the sequence is rich in G and C base pairs. BG McGraw-Hill: Gilbert, Basic Concepts in Biochemistry, JN 5036 4 • DNA-RNA Structure 37 • MAJOR GROOVE H NH Next Ribose O Ribose Ribose MINOR GROOVE Next Ribose Figure 4-2 DNA has a MAJOR AND MINOR GROOVE because the bases attach at an angle that is not 180° apart around the axis of the helix.

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