Protein Synthesis Inhibitors


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What molecule brings amino acids to the growing protein during translation?

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1. How do most antibiotics that inhibit protein synthesis work?

2. Which of the following is NOT a class of antibiotic that inhibits protein synthesis?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Assess what you know about protein synthesis and the ways in which it can be interfered with using this quiz and corresponding worksheet. You will be quizzed on your knowledge of specific terms and processes discussed in the lesson.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Quiz topics in this assessment include:

  • What brings amino acids to protein in cells
  • Types of antibiotics that stop protein synthesis
  • How some antibiotics work to stop protein synthesis
  • Why antibiotics target protein synthesis in bacteria and not humans
  • The kind of bacterial mutation that could lead to antibiotic resistance

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson regarding which antibiotics inhibit protein synthesis and how they work
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding antibiotic resistance and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the protein synthesis process

Additional Learning

You can learn more about this rather complex topic when you use the Protein Synthesis Inhibitors lesson. Details in this lesson include:

  • Why protein is essential to cells
  • Steps of protein synthesis
  • What antibiotics are and what they are used for
  • Names of specific antibiotics and what they treat
  • How some antibiotics inhibit protein synthesis and how antibiotic resistance can occur
  • The difficulty in fighting fungi with antibiotics