protein synthesis

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a: Protein synthesis ~
b: factory or ipod

What:

From the link:

"In this activity you are asked to show your understanding of the different parts of the protein synthesis process by identifying them with a comparable step from another similar process. The Construction Analogy has the steps in order of their action in the cell. The IPOD and Candy Factory analogies have their steps mixed up and you will need to think a little harder to figure them out."


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Writer: Not Stated
LCC:
Where:
Date: Jul 26 2014 3:24 PM



a: Protein synthesis ~
b: stringing beads

What: "Two other concepts were also revolving around in my head. One was an idea proposed two years earlier by scientists in California and in Paris to explain how cells manage to make proteins as accurately as they do. Protein synthesis is like stringing beads, but the trick is to select the right bead each time from the twenty different kinds that are available, and to do this at speed using rather basic molecular machinery. The new idea, called "kinetic proofreading," showed that cells could in principle be as accurate as they liked, but only at a cost. The cost was the use of extra chemical energy that would be needed to fuel the high-accuracy selection process. This was important because the model of error catastrophe showed that cellular meltdown could be avoided if proteins were made very accurately."

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Writer: Tom Kirkwood
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Where:
Date: Oct 25 2013 6:49 PM



a: Protein synthesis ~
b: building a paper clip chain

What: "Protein synthesis is like building a paper clip chain in the dark: you clip on the next amino acid, then pass it to the other hand as a handle for the growing chain. If you didn't successfully snap a new clip onto the growing chain, then when you pass it to the other hand, you won't have anything to hold onto, and the chain will fall to the ground"

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Writer: Orpheus
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Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Oct 25 2013 6:51 PM



a: Protein synthesis ~
b: making candy in a candy factory

What: The link is a .doc file with a worksheet.

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Writer: Not Stated
LCC:
Where:
Date: Oct 25 2013 6:57 PM



a: protein synthesis ~
b: factory or ipod

What: From the link: "In this activity you are asked to show your understanding of the different parts of the protein synthesis process by identifying them with a comparable step from another similar process. The Construction Analogy has the steps in order of their action in the cell. The IPOD and Candy Factory analogies have their steps mixed up and you will need to think a little harder to figure them out."

Useful?
Writer: Not Stated
LCC:
Where:
Date: Jul 26 2014 3:24 PM



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