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MCAT Question of the Day | MCAT Course

  • Q:

    Fermentation of recombinant eukaryotic proteins is often done in prokaryotes. Which of the following is not a problem or risk associated with using prokaryotic systems for expression of eukaryotic proteins?



    Prokaryotes do not post-translationally modify their proteins and cannot perform glycosylation or specialized folding tasks.


    Prokaryotes contain endotoxin which must be extracted thoroughly before it can be used for human applications.


    Prokaryotes may not use the same codons as found on the eukaryotic DNA and thus may not have certain tRNAs, resulting in premature termination of translation.


    Prokaryotes have a high frequency of integrating DNA into their chromosomes which blocks transcription almost entirely.

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