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Protein Synthesis - MCAT Review
The process is ready to begin again with an empty A site. First, conformational changes in the aa-tRNA complex and the ribosome allow for the codon and anticodon to make initial contact. Base pairing is obeyed up until the third base pair and thus nearly cognate aa-tRNA complexes are excluded by the universally conserved nucleotidesand After correct complementary matching of the aa-tRNA ternary complex and ribosome, the small subunit of the ribosome assumes a closed conformation that promotes GTP hydrolysis by EF1A.
Near cognate aa-tRNA have a much lower rate of accommodation compared to rate of dissociation while cognate aa-tRNA have a very low dissociation rate compared to their association rate. These two methods of exclusion for near-cognate aa-tRNA combine to give very low percentages of mutation during elongation.
The acceptor site of the tRNA is thought to move first from the A to P site followed by the movement of the tRNA anticodon and mRNA codon with the small subunit of the ribosome rotating against the large subunit. Termination[ edit ] Translation has its own set of stop signs.
Instead of a new aminoacyl-tRNA binding to the A site, a protein called released factor binds to the termination codon, causing a water molecule to be added to the polypeptide chain.
The chain will then be released from the tRNA in the P site, and the two ribosomal subunits will dissociate and as well as increase the amount of protein that may be made from a single transcript, several ribosomes may translate a message at the same time.
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This is known as a polyribosome. Differences Between Prokaryotes and Eukaryotes[ edit ] Due to prokaryotes' significantly smaller amount of DNA, translation happens only one protein at a time. However, because prokaryotes do not have a nucleus, translation occurs at the same time as transcription.
In eukaryotes, one complete strand of mRNA can be translated by many ribosomes at once, thus drastically reducing the amount of time required to produce a feasible amount of proteins, but transcription and translation are separate events. Transcription occurs in the nucleus and the mRNA is exported to the cytoplasm before translation can occur.
Also, prokaryotic ribosomes are similar in structure to eukaryotic ribosomes, but not identical. Prokaryotic ribosomes are smaller 30S for the small subunit, 30S for the large, whereas for eukaryotes, it's 40S and 60S, respectively.
Thus drugs that prevent bacterial infection by stopping translation can specifically target the bacteria and leave the host cells to function normally. For example, if each kind of amino acid were coded by three different possible codons, 60 possible codons would be accounted for.
The genetic code
A code in which there is more than one codon for the same amino acid, is called degenerate. It is also possible that some or all of the codons in excess of 20 do not code for any amino acid and are therefore nonsense codons.
The genetic code has following general properties, mostly applicable to the genes of all the organisms: Genetic code is triplet. As discussed earlier, singlet and doublet codons cannot form 20 combinations, which is the minimum requirement, therefore triplet codon is a necessity, so that all the amino acids must be coded.
Structural Biochemistry/Proteins/Protein Translation
Genetic code is non-overlapping. During translation, the codons are read one after another, in a sequence. One base of a codon is not used by the other codons.
Therefore, if there are six bases, they will code for two amino acids only. Overlapping and non-overlapping genetic code Genetic code is commaless. The bases are read one after the other in the codons, i.