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Protein Synthesis

There are two processes in Protein Synthesis, Transcription and Translation. We will talk about Transcription first, the process where the messenger RNA (mRNA) is being made inside of the cell. 447 more words


Protein Synthesis

When cells synthesize, or make proteins there are two major processes going on. These processes are called transcription and translation.


In the first process, … 219 more words

Protein Synthesis

A Gene By Any Other Name...

An acquaintance of mine, on a message board, recently played the Frankenstein gambit in a discussion about the politicization of science.  Here’s his quote (modified slightly to improve readability): 3,704 more words



  • Anti-oxidant defense – co-factor in production of oxidative enzyme superoxide dismutase (SOD) which disarms free-radicals produced in cell mitochondria
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Brain Function

Cells: The Factories That Produce Us

Proteins are crucial to life. Most of the processes that occur inside living organisms are performed by proteins. Blood carries oxygen from our lungs all throughout our body to the cells that need it, and the reason that blood carries oxygen is because a protein on the blood cells called hemoglobin binds with oxygen and carries it with it. 921 more words


Scientists discover protein capable of modifying other proteins

One of the first things you learn in any science textbook, is that its our DNA which directs how proteins are made, by instructing the amino acids or the building blocks of proteins to be assembled in a certain order. 377 more words