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Gene expression is the process by which information from a gene is used in the synthesis of a functional gene product that enable to produce protein as the end product. Gene expression is summarized in the central dogma of molecular biology first formulated by Francis Crick in ,  further developed in his article,  and expanded by the subsequent discoveries of reverse transcription    and RNA replication.
A gene can be defined as a segment of DNA that contains information coding for the amino acid sequence of a polypeptide chain and any other regulatory sequences which are essential for its proper expression. By proper expression, we mean for the production of a normal mRNA molecule, in to correct amount, in the correct place, and at the correct time during the cell cycle or during development. A molecular definition could be that a gene is a sequence of DNA that is essential for the production of a functional product be it a polypeptide or an RNA molecule.
COVID has triggered a series of threats to global public health. Therefore, it is imperative that various effective vaccines and drugs should be developed to prevent and treat COVID and reduce the serious impact on human beings. For this purpose, detailed information about the pathogenesis of COVID at the cellular and molecular levels is urgently needed. In this review, we summarized the current understanding on gene structure, protein function, and pathogenic mechanisms of SARS-CoV
Gene Structure and Function
NCBI Bookshelf. Molecular Biology of the Cell. New York: Garland Science; Ultimately, one wishes to determine how genes—and the proteins they encode—function in the intact organism. Although it may sound counterintuitive, one of the most direct ways to find out what a gene does is to see what happens to the organism when that gene is missing. Studying mutant organisms that have acquired changes or deletions in their nucleotide sequences is a time-honored practice in biology.
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Genes are segments of deoxyribonucleic acid DNA that contain the code for a specific protein that functions in one or more types of cells in the body. Chromosomes are structures within cells that contain a person's genes. Some traits are caused by mutated genes that are inherited or that are the result of a new gene mutation. Proteins are probably the most important class of material in the body. Proteins are not just building blocks for muscles, connective tissues, skin, and other structures.
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All living beings have genes. They exist throughout the body. Genes are a set of instructions that determine what the organism is like, its appearance, how it survives, and how it behaves in its environment. Genes are made of a substance called deoxyribonucleic acid, or DNA. They give instructions for a living being to make molecules called proteins.
If your institution subscribes to this resource, and you don't have a MyAccess Profile, please contact your library's reference desk for information on how to gain access to this resource from off-campus. Please consult the latest official manual style if you have any questions regarding the format accuracy. When one thinks about the genetic makeup of a human, or indeed any organism, it is natural to focus on the protein-coding genes. After all, that is the part of the genome that controls biochemical activities of cells and the processes of growth and development. The genome also contains a large array of DNA sequences that have other functions Figure or that perhaps have no function at all. Some sequences represent the no-longer functional copies of duplicated genes, pseudogenes, produced at an earlier time in a species' history.
Gene , unit of hereditary information that occupies a fixed position locus on a chromosome. Genes achieve their effects by directing the synthesis of proteins. In eukaryotes such as animals , plants , and fungi , genes are contained within the cell nucleus. The mitochondria in animals and the chloroplasts in plants also contain small subsets of genes distinct from the genes found in the nucleus. In prokaryotes organisms lacking a distinct nucleus, such as bacteria , genes are contained in a single chromosome that is free-floating in the cell cytoplasm.