Seeing Single Molecules Move

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Seeing is believing! Viewers observe the latest in technology—the ability to watch as a protein molecule searches for the appropriate binding site on a DNA molecule! A short video follows transcription factors SOX2 and OCT4 in their natural habitat, the cell nucleus.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Partner up your AP Biology pupils and assign the research publication that describes the uses of the technique
  • Add the resource to a lesson about protein structure
Classroom Considerations

  • In most cases, you will need to front-load the video by discussing protein binding sites and DNA in order for learners to understand what they are seeing

  • The content is amazing to observe
  • Brief explanations appear on the screen to describe what is happening in the cell

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