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what is a gene?
'a protein recipe'

a small piece of DNA that contains the code for making a protein
what are enzymes made of?
what role do proteins play in the cell?
proteins are important 'action' and structural molecules in the cell

eg: enzymes, channel proteins, structural proteins (cytoskeleton)
where is DNA located in the cell?
can DNA leave the nucleus?
where are proteins made?
at the ribosomes
what is the 'central dogma' of the cell? this describes the information flow in the cell
DNA is transcribed to make mRNA.

mRNA leaves the nucleus and attaches to the ribosome.

mRNA is translated to make a protein.

protein does its job.
what are the building blocks of protein?
amino acids
what are the four classes of organic molecules?

another way to ask is...

what are the four key macromolecules in the cell?
1. proteins
2. nucleic acids
3. polysaccharides
4. lipids
what are the building blocks of each one of the macromolecules?
1. proteins -> amino acids
2. nucleic acids -> nucleotides
3. polysaccharides -> monosaccharides
4. lipids -> fatty acid, glycerol