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The DNA process

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DB
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Dec21-04, 03:02 PM
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Are the whole processes of DNA, RNA, ribosomes, amino acids and proteins all just "chemical reactions" or is there something more to it?

I know the way it works from DNA to protein but why?

I understand this question might have a very complex anwser but a brief explanation would be apreciated. Thnx
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Dec21-04, 03:08 PM
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What else would there be to it? Things like electrostatic interactions, hydrophobic interactions, spatial interactions (geometry), enzymatic catalyzations etc?
Bladibla
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Dec21-04, 03:18 PM
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I persume you are looking for the central dogma of biology.

Have a look at these links:

http://www.cbs.dtu.dk/staff/dave/DNA_CenDog.html
http://www.johnkyrk.com/

They are 'chemical' reaction alright, in the sense that the whole process is exchange between bonds (peptide bonds, hydrolysis etc) etc. However, it is to such a complexity i would catagorize differently

DB
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Dec21-04, 05:07 PM
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The DNA process

dogma is the perfect word for what of thinking of, thnx


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