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The DNA process

  1. Dec 21, 2004 #1


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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. :biggrin: Thnx
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  3. Dec 21, 2004 #2


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    What else would there be to it? Things like electrostatic interactions, hydrophobic interactions, spatial interactions (geometry), enzymatic catalyzations etc?
  4. Dec 21, 2004 #3
    I persume you are looking for the central dogma of biology.

    Have a look at these links:


    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
  5. Dec 21, 2004 #4


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