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Extended and specialized plasma membrane that wraps around nerve
Transfers electrons from one molecule to another in metabolism. Gets reduced to NADH
Threadlike structures in bacteria that help them adhere to one another
Two different genes (eg. Hh or Bb)
Chemicals that cause changes in the DNA sequence and cause cancer.
Part of the cell that makes proteins from amino acids. A main component in translation. Stuck on rough ER.
Partitioning of cytoplasm
Tumor that grows without invading other tissues
In this the electron transport chain accepts the electron from photosynthesis.
Regulator of hemoglobin
A primary antibody is used against the antigen of interest; a subsequent, secondary ('indirect'), dye-coupled antibody is introduced that recognizes the primary antibody.
_________ gel electrophoresis is a method used in biochemistry and molecular biology to separate DNA, RNA or protein. Nucleic acid molecules are separated by size.
Improves the function of a protein
Any substance (as a toxin or enzyme) that stimulates an immune response in the body (especially the production of antibodies)
In this enzymes that reduce NADP accept the electron from photosynthesis.
Quinones and Coenzyme Q are exaples of what?
Sequences that are evolutionarily related are __________.
Converts chemical energy into ATP. Cellular respiration. Have their own DNA
Used in anabolic reactions like lipid and nucleic acid synthesis. In plants, it is reduced during the light reaction of photosynthesis.
What amino acid is the start codon?
Reduced form of NADP
The process of creating an equivalent RNA copy of a sequence of DNA
Prevents the transcription of DNA. Coded by regulator genes.
Messenger RNA (mRNA) produced in transcription is decoded to produce a specific amino acid chain, or polypeptide, that will later fold into an active protein.
Locomotory structures in bacteria
Moves the cell, important in muscle contraction and cell division
lipid-soluble molecule usually synthesized by microorganisms to transport ions across the lipid bilayer of the cell membrane.
a small molecule that binds specifically to a larger one
Is one of the germ layers formed during embryogenesis. It forms the epithelial lining of multiple systems.
Proteins use hydrolysis of _____ as a 'timer' for the 'on' response.
Middle layer of tissue
Set of pathways that break down larger molecule into small units and release energy
What states 'There is no way for a protein to sample all conformations while folding because there are too many'?
The iron-containing oxygen-transport protein in the red blood cells. Binds cooperativly and can bind 4 oxygen molecules.
A region of DNA that facilitates the transcription of a particular region of DNA.
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DNA sequence that is NOT removed from DNA durring splicing
Projections from neurons that recieve message from other neurons
Put two strands of DNA together
Property of magnetic nuclei that allows it to absorb an electromagnetic pulse and radiate it back out.
Signal to make cell kill itself
Specialization of cells for different structures and functions
Partitions replicated DNA in mitosis
Tumor that invades other tissues
A cell or an organism having half of the number of chromosomes of normal cells. (eg. sex cells, n)
Total entropy (disorder) in the universe is continually increasing
Provides mechanical support to the cell.
Biological process that causes an organism to develop its shape.
Moves materials with in the cell and form mitotic spindles.
A unit of heredity in a living organism. It is normally a stretch of DNA that codes for a type of protein or for an RNA chain that has a function in the organism.
On the inner membrane of mitochondria and is used to carry electrons down the ELC
Two of the same genes (eg. HH or hh)
the spread of cancer from one organ to another. Very inefficient.
Cells of early embryo can become any cell type or tissue
Cells have two homologous copies of each chromosome (non-sex cells, 2n)
Display self and nonself antigens within a cell to the rest of the organism.
pH=7 [reactant]=1M [water]=55.5M T=25C P=1atm
What is Tim?
Used as a reducing agent. Can transfer its electron to another molecule.
What kind of magic does Tim use?
Used by the immune system to identify and neutralize foreign objects
The primary function of this is to process and package macromolecules, such as proteins and lipids, after their synthesis and before they make their way to their destination; it is
Transfers a specific active amino acid to a growing polypeptide chain at the ribosomal site of protein synthesis during translation.
Process of cellular replication that results in the formation of gametes.
Cleaves DNA at restriction sites. Leaves sticky ends.
Trap in sunlight.
Occurs in many cooked starchy foods
Energy remains constant, even though it forms a change.
Interferes with the expression of a particular gene. Also serves as an antiviral mechanism and shapes chromatin.
Pulse-like voltage wave that travels on 'excitable' membranes
Is the largest or the smallest at the bottom of the SDS page gel?
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'Reads' an intact DNA strand as a template and uses it to synthesize the new strand.
A phase early in the development of most animal embryos, during which the morphology of the embryo is reorganized to form the three germ layers: ectoderm, mesoderm, and endoderm
What is another way to say lowest energy conformation or active conformation?
genes that determine which parts of the body form what body parts
Part of tissue that usually provides structural support to the cells in addition to performing various other important functions. Also regultes intercellualr communication.
Wraps up and packages DNA
Involves chromogenic reporters and substrates which produce some kind of observable color change to indicate the presence of antigen or protein.
Outter layer of tissue
DNA sequence that is removed from DNA during splicing. Codes for nothing. NOTHING.
NAD+, NADP+, FMN, FAD, Heme
Copying DNA. Uses both strands of DNA as a template to form complementary strands.
Oxygen binding protein. Contains porphyrin ring. Can only bind to 1 oxygen molecule.
Organisms that lack a cell nucleus. DNA is stored in the nucleoid. High surface area to volume ratio.
An enzyme that creates a double-stranded DNA molecule from a single strand of RNA.
Decodes mRNA into amino acids. Aids in translation.
RNA molecule that provides the 'blueprint' for protein production.
Increase in the concentration of chemical nutrients in an ecosystem to an extent that increases the primary productivity of the ecosystem. Such as algae on a lake.
An organism that produces complex organic compounds from simple inorganic molecules using energy from light (by photosynthesis) or inorganic chemical reactions
What is the primary source of free energy driving protein folding?
Premature death of cells and tissues. Can be caused by infection, toxins, trauma, etc.
The liquid found inside a cell
Bacteria that carry out photosythesis
What makes a compund more reduced?
Transfers genetic information to another cell is typically to isolate, multiply, or express the insert in the target cell.
Simultaneous polymerization and depolymerization of different MT's in the same pool at steady state.
Molecules that differ only in configuration of the atoms around one or more carbons
Is an organism that uses organic carbon for growth.
Conduct photosynthesis. Contains chlorophyll. Have their own DNA.
Where does the oxygen plants produce come from?
Cells that contain complex structures inside the membranes. The defining membrane-bound structure that sets them apart is the nucleus, or nuclear envelope, within which the genetic
Process of cellular that results in two exact copies of the cell.
Sequences of DNA that can move around to different positions within the genome of a single cell, they can cause mutations and change the amount of DNA in the genome.
How fat is Tim?
Forms an interconnected network of tubules within cells. Rough ones synthesize proteins while smooth ones synthesize lipids and steroids

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