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Food=sin How Irish

a: Sin ~
b: food at a grocery store

What: "As Catholics, we sort of collect sins like food at a grocery store. We throw them into the cart, then we go to church and look at all those sins in the basket and beg for forgiveness."

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Writer: Jenny McCarthy
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Date: Nov 17 2012 10:14 AM



a: Myosin ~
b: a robot walker on an actin racetrack

What: "Myosin is like a robot walker on an actin racetrack. The robot uses ATP for energy. Each stepwise cycle requires ATP hydrolysis, but there is more energy in the action than can be accounted for by the ATP alone. The researchers determined that, as has long been suspected, the structure of the motor allows random thermal motion to be captured as with a ratchet."

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Writer: Not Stated
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Date: May 13 2013 9:48 AM


Muscle Contraction

a: Myosin ~
b: an oar in the water

What: "It turns out the there are only two proteins in the entire biosphere that can interact in such a way as to produce motion--actin and myosin. Actin is like the water, and myosin is like the oar."

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Writer: Not Stated
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Date: May 13 2013 9:51 AM



a: Myosin ~
b: golf club

What: "From Physiology for sportspeople" page 11. A description of this macro-molecule that most can understand.

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Writer: Peter G. Bursztyn
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Date: May 13 2013 9:57 AM



a: Myosin ~
b: claw that is attached to the actin

What: "Myosin and actin are the two proteins that actually cause the muscle to contract. Myosin is like a claw that is attached to the actin, which is like a ladder with rungs. The myosin goes through a cycle to produce contraction:"... 1. ATP binds to the myosin head, causing it to release the actin filament 2. The ATP is hydrolysed into ADP and phosphate, the energy is used to "cock" the myosin into a high energy state 3. The phosphate is released, and the myosin is forced back into the actin. Now, the myosin is one "rung" forward 4. The ADP is then ejected, step 1 is re-initiated ..."You could think of it as the myosin crawls up the actin. Its like a ratchet mechanism"

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Writer: susan23
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Date: May 13 2013 10:00 AM


A Whole Book Of Medical Analogies

a: Myosin ~
b: a hot dog surrounded by a thin, holey skin

What: "Also, if we think of actin as bacon wraps, the actin would be the hot dog, the bacon wrapped around it is the tropomyosin, and the troponin is the toothpick. A myofibril is like a hot dog surrounded by a thin, holey skin (SR). These are chilidogs because between the hot dogs are chili beans (mitochondria). The sarcolemma would be the bun." See the other in this link which is a whole book of teaching analogies for human physiology.

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Writer: Sundrud, R. Bruce
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Date: May 13 2013 10:28 AM


Muy Complicated.....

a: Myosin ~
b: circular chessboard

What: "The structure of a microtubule is like a chessboard rolled into a tube..."

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Writer: Ian Stewart
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Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: May 13 2013 10:47 AM



a: Pepsin ~
b: stomach's protease

What:

and the stomach's molecular chain saw that works at a low acidity range and acts on protein based food. This includes meat,fish, tofu and other types of protein. See enzyme analogies in the link.


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Writer: Not Stated
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Date: Dec 26 2015 5:11 PM


The Motor Proteins.....fueled By Atp

a: Kinesin ~
b: car of truck that moves stuff around the cell

What: "You can kind of think of microtubules as the cell's highways and actin fibers as the local roads. Motors like myosin, dynein, and kinesin are like the cars and trucks that ferry things around the cell. They can also be used to generate large scale motion, like muscle contraction or cell movement."

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Writer: Tekmo
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Date: May 9 2013 7:43 PM



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