Flashcards in Cell Cycle + Replication Deck (38)
Mitosis Promoting Factor (MPF)
Present in the cytoplasm of M cells
Activates protein kinase
Why is MPF found in all eukaryotes?
it is highly conserved and essential for promoting mitosis
Cyclin dependent kinase
an enzyme that catalyzes the transfer of a phosphate group
from ATP to a target protein
the transfer of ATP to a target protein
catalyzed by protein kinase
target proteins need energy input to begin mitosis
What happens when more cyclin is present?
MPF concentrations in the cytoplasm rise
target proteins are phospholyzed which initates mitosis
When do MPF concentrations peak?
During M phase
When do MPF concentrations rise?
What is the MPF composed of?
Cyclin and cyclin-dependent kinase bound together
a regulatory protein that fluctuates in order to initiate M phase
it attaches to cdk's to form MPF
therefore, when cyclin rises, MPF rises
Concentration of cdk's
only cyclin fluctuates since cdk's are hard to reproduce
How many cyclin/cdk combos are there?
There are many combos that regulate the cell cycle for each phase
pass if cell size is adaquent, DNA is undamaged, nutrients are sufficient
mature cells do not pass the G1 checkpoint and enter into the G0 phase
pass if DNA is undamaged and has replicated successfully
activated MPF is present
chromosomes attatched to spindle apparatus
chromosomes have properly segregated and MPF is absent
When do checkpoints occur?
At the end of phases
Make sure work supposedly to be done in certain phases is complete
origin of replication
replication bubbles form at specific sequences of bases
How many origins of replications do bacteria have?
That this why their DNA is circular
How many origins of replications do eukaryotes have?
Speeds up replication
Where does active DNA synthesis take place?
At the replication fork
Y-shaped region where the parental DNA double helix is separated into single strands and copied
What direction does DNA have to be copied in?
5' to 3'
Why is DNA synthesis bidirectional?
2 replication forks going in both directions at the same time
breaks the hydrogen bonds between base pairs and opens the double helix at the replication fork
Single-stranded DNA binding proteins
prevent the separated DNA strands from snapping back into place
an enzyme that prevents supercoiling of DNA
an RNA strand that forms complimentary base pairs with the DNA template strand
provides DNA polymerase with a 3' -OH group that can be used to form phosphodiester bonds
strand that is synthesized toward the replication fork
synthesized in a direction that is away from the moving replication fork
synthesized in short Okazaki fragments
has to readjust to go in 5' to 3' direction