rna

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Legal Genetics

a: Rna ~
b: the working law

What: "DNA is the archival record of our being. It's carried in every cell of our body. RNA is the working copy of that record. DNA is like the American constitution buried in a Washington vault. RNA is like the working law. It's fractional and varied, but it always reflects that document in the vault. "

Useful?
Writer: John H. Lienhard
LCC: QD
Where:
Date: May 14 2013 2:56 PM



a: RNA ~
b: assistant

What:

"Sound evidence points to the theory that RNA is the first living molecule. RNA is good at copying itself and it carries a lot of information in its structure. In today's cell, RNA acts as a sort of office messenger. If DNA is the master architect, RNA is like an assistant who takes a blueprint from DNA and plugs it into cellular machines. (These machines, called ribosomes, are actually made up of RNA as well.) These ribosomes read the blueprint like a set of instructions that tell which amino acids to hook together."


Useful?
Writer: Andrew Pohorille
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Where:
Date: Oct 7 2014 10:41 AM


A Copy Sort Of....

a: Mrna ~
b: negative of a photograph

What: See the link for a discussion of mrna.

Useful?
Writer: Not Stated
LCC:
Where:
Date: May 10 2013 4:48 PM


Biochemical Phone Line

a: Mrna ~
b: a telephone line

What: "In effect, mRNA is like a telephone line, connecting DNA and cellular factories to convey instructions for protein construction."

Useful?
Writer: Liz Brown
LCC:
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: May 10 2013 4:51 PM


The Whole Precess Is Called Protein Translation

a: Trna ~
b: the translator

What:

"A codon is a set of three
RNA nucleotides that have the information for the addition
of a specific amino acid. So
the tRNA is like the translator that translates the message from RNA code into a protein."


Useful?
Writer: Jessica Day
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Where:
Date: Dec 31 2013 12:44 PM



a: Trna ~
b: mrna--->polypeptide translator

What:

There are many associations for trna floating around in the the binary sea that is the internet. The trna is a macro molecule that specifies that a given mrna codon is translated into a specific amino acid. Literally it is a linking molecule that contains a particular activated amino acid on 1 end and specific RNA sequence on the other. TRNAs span 2 molecular worlds. The world of macromolecules made of nucleotides with the world of macro molecules made of amino acids.


Useful?
Writer: Lucy
LCC:
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Dec 31 2013 1:14 PM



a: Rrna ~
b: a chef

What: "The tRNA is like the stock boy at Nordstrom Rack The rRNA is like a chef. The mRNA is like the check out boy taking the items to another location"

Useful?
Writer: Not Stated
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Where:
Date: Jan 10 2014 5:54 PM



a: rRNA ~
b: flower

What:

"The secondary structure of rRNA is like flower, containing many stem-loop structure."


Useful?
Writer: Lui J Ph.D
LCC:
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Jan 10 2014 5:56 PM



a: rRNA ~
b: translator

What:

"rRNA is like a translator, it reads the mRNA and tells the ribosomes how to make proteins "


Useful?
Writer: Sweetness
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Where:
Date: Jan 10 2014 5:58 PM



a: siRNA ~
b: a gear

What:

"The siRNA is like a gear: On its own, not much there. But it's not impossible to imagine that it could become part of a larger system."


Useful?
Writer: Dr. Andrew Ellington
LCC:
Where:
Date: Oct 25 2015 10:30 AM



a: miRNA ~
b: quantum-mechanics of biology

What:

"seems like miRNA is like the quantum-mechanics of biology, anything too complex and i bet sooner or later you will see a paper relating it to miRNA"


Useful?
Writer: Animesh Sharma
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Where:
Date: Oct 25 2015 10:25 AM



a: rna primer ~
b: mirror image

What:

"The scientist uses several copies of another bit of RNA called a primer. A primer is like a mirror image of a short bit of RNA or single strand of DNA; that is, its sequence of nucleotides is the direct complement to the sequence of nucleotides in a known part of the target RNA or DNA."


Useful?
Writer: Not Stated
LCC:
Where:
Date: Jan 22 2017 2:44 PM



a: rna primer ~
b: pull tab for a zipper

What:


Useful?
Writer: Not Stated
LCC:
Where:
Date: Jan 22 2017 2:46 PM


A Molecular Mash Up....

a: Rna splicing ~
b: remixing music

What: "Alternative RNA splicing is like remixing music to produce a new song or re-editing a movie for a different effect." There are many helpful analogies in the teaching tips on page 80.

Useful?
Writer: Not Stated
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Where:
Date: May 14 2013 3:43 PM


Mrna Splicing

a: mRNA splicing ~
b: removing unwanted object from our food

What:

for example, removing vegetables from our fried rice.


Useful?
Writer: azman salim
LCC:
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Mar 12 2015 3:59 AM



a: Rna polymerase ~
b: the hands of the writer

What: "RNA polymerase is like the hands of the writer (RNA polymerase) tying up the script (mRNA)"The link is a discussion of students analogies for protein synthesis.

Useful?
Writer: KatieAv
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Where:
Date: Sep 12 2014 11:33 AM



a: rna polymerase ~
b: 2 in one paint and primer

What:

"No primer is used (RNA polymerase is like 2 in one paint and primer). RNA is made in the 5' to 3' direction (like DNA)."


Useful?
Writer: Not Stated
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Where:
Date: Sep 12 2014 11:38 AM



a: RNA processing ~
b: opening the hood

What:

"Using the analogy of a car; DNA analysis allows you to put your ear up against its hood to hear what is happening in the engine, and RNA processing is like opening the hood and being able to see the engine itself."


Useful?
Writer: Not Stated
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Where:
Date: Oct 18 2016 6:01 PM


Reading Rna Like A Sentance.....

a: Rna splicing initiator ~
b: an initial capital letter:

What: It shows a polymerase where to start reading

Useful?
Writer: Not Stated
LCC:
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: May 9 2013 6:53 PM



a: distribution of RNA polymerase ~
b: wealth distribution

What:

"It has often been noted that the distribution of RNA polymerase between different promoters in rapidly growing E. coli is like the distribution of wealth between the people in western democracies!"


Useful?
Writer: ShimonWeiss
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Where:
Date: Mar 9 2015 5:48 PM



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