Proteins

Proteins are polymers of amino acids, and they do all sorts of incredible things. They give structure to living things, carry messages and molecules around our bodies, support the immune system and catalyse chemical reactions, and they are used widely in industry and medicine too. In these articles, we explore proteins and discover how they are involved in all kinds of processes in humans and other organisms.

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Protein synthesis

This poster explores the process of protein synthesis.

Sliding filament theory

This animation shows muscle contraction and the sliding filament theory

Haemoglobin

Haemoglobin is a globular protein. This animation shows how this haemoglobin works.

Inside the cell

Explore the components of a typical animal cell.

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