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12 molecular machines of Christmas | Lysenin

Today’s molecular machine is the lysenin complex. Over the course of evolution, all animals have learned to protect themselves, they have developed their own defence mechanisms. They have their own army, comprising of molecular soldiers, poison and ammunition. They use it very efficiently, either to attack, or defend themselves against a target. Little, wriggly earthworms […]

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12 molecular machines of Christmas | Beta amyloid protein

The coming together of proteins to form molecular machines is essential to life. But these protein complexes are often quite weakly bound Today’s molecular machine, well…actually it’s more of a spanner in the works. The beta amyloid protein can form a complex with itself, and so it stacks together and forms a very strong interaction. […]

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12 molecular machines of Christmas | CSL-Notch-Mastermind transcription factor

My molecular machine of today is the CSL-Notch-Mastermind transcription factor complex. This is one of the many molecular machines or complexes which control which proteins are produced during the growth and development of an organism. This complex is extra special because it ensures that nematode worms have Christmas trees. So what do I mean by […]

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#OurFCPS: From Molecular Biologist to STEM Resource Teacher

Look who’s here guys! It’s Chips! Hello Fairfax County Public Schools. Today we’re at Beechtree Elementary with Ms.Daughtery and school board member Sandy Evans. Beechtree is a school of first, and I think you also have the first molecular biologist. Who switched careers to become an elementary school teacher. I stole her by looking into […]

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