CR, 21. November 2002

Nucleic Acids Chemistry

Outline of Today's Lecture

Biosynthesis of DNA and RNA:  Replication, Transcription & Translation

1. Overview over Replication and Expression of Genetic Information

2. Replication, catalyzed by a DNA-polymerase

     -  Chemical aspects

     -  Some biological aspects

3. Transcription, the synthesis of RNA

4. Translation, the synthesis of proteins

     -  Activation of amino acid residue

     -  Transacylation reaction