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Cellular Molecular biology
DNA, chromosomes, and genomes
The haploid human genome consists of ~______ nucleotide pairs.
unpackaged DNA material (unwound chromosome)
Chromatin condenses in Mitosis
a gene is a sequence of DNA that codes for one polypeptide
or one set of closely related polypeptides
(via alternative splicing), or a structural RNA, or a regulatory RNA.
Human cells have ~ _____ genes
only ~___% of DNA codes for proteins.
all noncoding DNA is termed _____ ___
a Simple sequence repeat is a _____
short nucleotide sequences (>14 NP's) that are repeated again and again for long stretches.
Mitosis is ~____hr in many mammalian cells
2 groups of protein that package DNA;
Histones package DNA into ________
A nucleosome consists of;
1) a nucleosome core particle
2) Linker DNA - few np's to 80 np's long to the neighbouring nucleosome
The are _ core histones.
8. A pair of H2A, H2B, H3, and H4 histones.
Each core histone has a structural motif (region) called a ____ ____
Describe the joining process of the core histone octamer.
H3 and H4 form a dimer and then join a similar dimer, forming a tetramer.
H2A and H2B form a dimer as well, join a similar dimer, and form a tetramer as well.
The 2 differnt tetramers join to form the octamer.
What will you find on each end of a histone fold?
One N-terminal tail end -
What is nucleosome sliding and how is it accomplished?
Nucleosome sliding is the act of pushing the DNA wrapped around the histone core. It is catalyzed through ATP-dependant chromatin remodeling complexes. (uses the energy of ATP hydrolysis).
True/False: H1 is a core histone.
False. H1 is not apart of the nucleosome core particle.
one histone H! binds to each nucleosome
H1 is also a
2 major types of chromatin include;
Heterochromatin and euchromatin.
contains few genes
genes present are to dense to read
_______ causes modifications to core histone tails.
Methylation, phosphorylation, acetylation and ubiquitylation
Where can heterochromatin be found?
telomeres, and in/around the centeromere.
______ describes heterochromatin around the centromere.
______ _______ describes heterochromatin within the centromere.
______ molecules link sister chromatids.
Centromere Nucleosomes: special proteins called _____ _____ bind to the centromere DNA and form _____ _______.
centromere-specific proteins; centromere-specific nucleosomes.
Chromosomes are folded into large loops of chromatin are known as _______ chromosomes; found in growing amphibian oocytes.
Lampbrush chromosomes. (largest chromosome known)
A chromomere is ____
the region on the lampbrush chromosome (end of loop) on the axis of DNA; highly condensed regoin of DNA where genes are generally not expressed.
protein responsible for forming the mitotic "X" chromosome.
Condensins bind to chromatin to ___ into the _____ chromosome.
This enzyme can be used to digest linker DNA
Nuclease. Cannot digest DNA wrapped around core histones
linker DNA is about _____ np's long
200. Wrapped around the histone core ~ 1.7 times.
What is the function of the N-terminal tail in the histone core?
plas a role to package the nucleosome into thicker fibers
True/false: There is a single ATP-dependant chromatin remodeling complex?
False. There are many different chromatin remodeling complexes
Histone-modifying enzymes modify which region of the histone?
Histones may be methylated and acetylated only.
False, histone N-terminal tails made undergoe methylation, acetylation, phosphorylation as well as ubiquitylation (single ubiquiton)
A histone code is thought to exist because ...
modifications may cause gene silencing, heterochromatin formation, gene expression, silencing of Hox genes
Nucleosomes pack into the ______ model.
zig-zag model into 30 nm chromatin