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Joy McEntire
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DNA Lingo
The following is a quiz:
Can you tell which of all of the following “terms” are correct, and scientific, and which ones are not?
(Hint: Only ONE of them is not a scientific term in use today.)
Okay, here goes:
It’s sometimes fun just to read through the DNA info available, to see the new words that scientists are inventing…

Consider the term “Spliceosome”, used for “spliceosomal introns”, i.e., introns that “splice”.

How about “Cohesin”, which acts as the “glue” that holds the two copies of a chromosome together during replication?

Or “Separase”, an enzyme which later then allows the chromosomes to do … guess what? Separate!

… and while we’re on the subject of enzymes, everywhere you look, there are enzymes! Your body has more enzymes than you have any idea.

There are the digestive enzymes that people seem to know about, such as lipase, lactase, and more… but there’s so many more!

There’s ligase, primase, telomerase, and resolvase, as well as transcriptase, ATPase, ribonuclease, reductase, fucosidase (an enzyme that in humans is encoded by the FUCA1 gene, and alpha-fucosidase is an enzyme that breaks down fucose), many versions of synthase, and then there’s transferase, aminoacylase-1, protein phosphatase-2, metalloproteinase-3, phosphodiesterase-7A, lactate dehydrogenase B, and then there’s pepsidase-C… and on it goes.
Quick Answer: Read the very last enzyme out loud, and you might get it.

References      (click on the arrow at right to expand or collapse)
References used for compiling the quiz:
Genetics: From Genes to Genomes, 5th edition, 2014
by Leland H. Hartwell and Michael L. Goldberg      (see Recommended Reading)
Essential Cell Biology, 4th Edition, 2013
by Bruce Alberts and Dennis Bray      (see Recommended Reading)
Ensembl Project
Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man database



Joy is highly
medically intuitive.

Also known as
The Joyful Healer,
she is very
experienced with
helping people to find amazing answers
to their medical questions.

She has an extensive understanding of the body and DNA.

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to everyday life,
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Joy is a professional
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International Association
of Medical Intuitives