Decode a Protein and Discover a Cryptid
sizes of genomes
"According to the data published so far, the size varies from 0.58 megabases (1 megabase (Mb) is one million base pairs (bp)) in the intracellular pathogen Mycoplasma genitalium, to more than 10 Mb in several species of cyanobacteria"
studying proteins Means Crunching Data
It all happens through Translation and Protein Synthesis
The key components of translation are:
Mnemonic: Mr Cat App
RNA- Ribonucleic acid is a polymeric molecule essential in various biological roles in coding, decoding, regulation and expression of genes.
20 Amino Acids Make Most Proteins
The proteins that make up living organisms are huge molecules, but they’re composed of tinier building blocks, known as amino acids. There are over 500 amino acids found in nature, yet, of these, the human genetic code only directly codes for 20. Every protein in your body is made up of some linked combination of these amino acids.
The fancy eye protein is called Cry4, and it's part of a class of proteins called cryptochromes - photoreceptors sensitive to blue light, helps birds migrate.
Antifreeze protein in fish in the Arctic:
Duck Billed Platypus Venom
“Duck-Billed Platypus Venom Peptides Induce Ca2+ Influx in Neuroblastoma Cells.”
Squid Skin: Retinin, a proton-conducting protein from squid, may enable more direct electrical communications between medical implants and human
Reflectins, a Protein Family of Reflective Squid Tissues
Photoprotein in bioluminescence
Author: Jazmin Gannon
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