BIMM 110 Section 3
George Chen gtchen@ucsd.edu OH: Tu 12:30-1:30p Sierra Summit

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Questions from last section

How does a male's X chromosome know not to inactivate? In Kleinfelter's and Triple-X syndrome, are the extra X chromosomes inactivated?

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Nondisjunction related genetic diseases


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None viable Several partial deletions 21 Down's Syndrome 13 Patau Syndrome 18 Edwards Syndrome

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Nondisjunction and maternal age

Possible theory explaining increased risk of nondisjunction related to maternal age is that constant hormone exposure somehow negatively affects premature eggs.

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Down Syndrome and AD

Alzheimer's Disease is caused by amyloid precursor protein (APP) accumulated in amyloid-beta deposits and tau proteins accumulated in neurofibrillary tangles Downs patients have excessive amounts of APP, leading to early onset AD APP gene is on chromosome 21

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Patau Syndrome
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Severe mental retardation Small eyes, split in iris Cleft palate Weak muscle tone Increased risk of heart defects

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Edwards Syndrome
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Heart defects Kidney problem Developmental delays

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Sex Related

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XO Turner's YO ?? XY Female, XX Male XXY Kleinfelter's XYY XXX Triple X
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No mental retardation Congenital heart disease Kidney problems Infertile Treated with growth hormone

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Pseudoautosomal regions found at tips of X and Y chromosomes Mutant SHOX have shorter stature 2 copies of SHOX required for proper height development

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XX Male, XY Female
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Treated with hormone replacement Caused by deletions, crossing over

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Kleinfelter's (XXY)
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IQ from well below to well above average Behavioral problems Hypogonadism, hypogenitalism Treated with testosterone replacement

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Fertile, will give birth to normal offspring Normal IQ Behavioral problems – once thought linked to delinquency

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Fertile, will give birth to normal offspring Quiet Delayed development

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Sex differentiation

Mesonephric duct = Wolffian duct Paramesonephric duct = Mullerian duct Requires Y chromosome for differentiation

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Sex Differentiation

SRY (Sex determining region Y) encodes for a protein TDF (Testes determining factor) Production of testosterone leads to development of male genitalia Production of Mullerian Inhibiting Substance from Sertoli cells inhibits Mullerian ducts from developing into female genitalia Default pathway is female
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Gamete formation
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Spermatogenesis Oogenesis

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Sperm acrosome releases Hyleuronidase, an enzyme to break down the 'glue' holding the corona radiata together Sperm wedges into zona pellucida, binds to ZP3 receptor Acrosome contents exocytosed, zona pellucida locally broken down Fusion of acrosome and egg causes fusion of cortical granules to membrane preventing polyspermy
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In MALES ● Low sperm count

Poor sperm health Structural problems


Scarring/blockage Absence of structures Non functional ovaries

Functional problems

Endometriosis Woman has antibodies against partner’s sperm

Shared problem

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Artificial Reproductive Techniques
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In Vitro Fertilization Zygote Intrafallopian Transfer Gamete Intrafallopian Transfer Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection

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