MECP2

How do cells control which genes they express? The animation describes a specific example of how, after interaction with proteins, gene expression turns off. Scholars learn about the role of histone proteins and chromatin in the process of transcription and gene expression.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use to support discussion of gene regulation
  • Give an example of how gene expression is turned off
Classroom Considerations

  • Expects pupils have knowledge of acetylation, methylation, transcription, and gene regulation
Pros

  • Provides a good description of the process on the webpage
  • Visual is attractive and clearly labeled
Cons

  • Content is very specific and provides little explanation
Common Core

NGSS