From Genes to Proteins (and a little bit about allignments) Prof:Rui Alves email@example.com 973702406 Dept Ciencies Mediques Basiques, 1st Floor, Room 1.08 Website of the Course:http://web.udl.es/usuaris/pg193845/Courses/Bioinformatics_2007/ Course: http://10.100.14.36/Student_Server/
(and a little about allignments) How does blast work?
How Does BLAST Really Work? The BLAST programs improved the overall speed of searches while retaining good sensitivity (important as databases continue to grow) by breaking the query and database sequences into fragments ("words"), and initially seeking matches between fragments.
BLAST Algorithm Sequences are split into words (default n=3) –Speed, computational efficiency Scoring of matches done using scoring matrices HSP = high scoring segment pair –BLAST algorithm extends the initial “seed” hit into an HSP Local optimal alignment More than one HSP can be found
Where does the score (S) come from? The quality of each pair-wise alignment is represented as a score and the scores are ranked. Scoring matrices are used to calculate the score of the alignment base by base (DNA) or amino acid by amino acid (protein). The alignment score will be the sum of the scores for each position.
Organization of the Talk From cDNA sequence to protein sequence.
Predicting protein sequence from DNA sequence Protein sequence can be predicted by translating the cDNA and using the genetic code.
Translating cDNA into protein sequence ATGTCTCTTATATGA… MetSerLeuIleTer No Gene!!!!!
Translating yeast mitochondrial cDNA into protein sequence ATGTCTCTTATATGA………SECIS sequence TrpSerThrMetsCys MetSerLeuIleTer There is a Gene with a considerably different protein sequence from the one we would predict from the universal genetic code!!!!!
What changed? END→AA (16 events, all ter codons) AA →END (3 events) AA →AA’ (22 events, 3 AA)
Conclusions Translating DNA or mRNA sequence into proteins is easy but you need to be carefull as to which genetic code you need to use.