The Proteasome and Protein Regulation

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What is a proteasome? Like tiny trash compactors inside cells, proteasomes turn worn-out proteins into reusable amino acids! Explore the topic with a presentation and embedded simulations. The resource includes a teacher's reference and great narration.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the slideshow to supplement a lesson on proteins
  • Have students explore further by researching what happens to the cell when oddly shaped proteins can't be broken down
Classroom Considerations

  • Pupils should have a high level of knowledge of protein structure and enzyme function
Pros

  • Vivid animations show viewers how the proteasome works from the inside out
  • The explanations are thorough and interesting
Cons

  • None
Common Core

NGSS