Gene Expression and Regulation Resources

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Gene Expression

Protein Synthesis

An advanced tutorial on the translation of RNA into protein, covering amino acid activation, the 'wobble' hypothesis, the regulation of translation and antibiotic inhibitors of protein synthesis, from Dr Michael King's Medical Biochemistry Page.


Resource: Medical Biochemistry: Protein Synthesis
Approach: Topic material

RNA Metabolism

An advanced tutorial on RNA metabolism, covering RNA polymerase, post-transcriptional processing and RNA splicing, from Dr Michael King's Medical Biochemistry Page.


Resource: Medical Biochemistry: RNA Metabolism
Approach: Topic material

Animation of RNA Life-cycle

Description: Narrated or step-through animation of the RNA life-cycle, part of a collection of animated tutorials in molecular biology from Sumanas Inc.


Resource: Sumanas Inc: RNA life-cycle
Software: Flash 6 plug-in
Approach: Animation

Animation of RNA Splicing

Narrated animation of RNA splicing, part of a collection of animated tutorials in molecular biology from Sumanas Inc.


Resource: Sumanas Inc: RNA splicing
Software: Flash 6 plug-in
Approach: Animation

Problem Set on Eukaryotic Gene Expression

A set of MCQs on eukaryotic gene expression, including brief explanations and linked tutorials, from the Biology Project at the University of Arizona.


Resource: Biology Project: Eukaryotic Gene Expression
Approach: Problem-based learning

Prokaryotic Gene Expression

An online tutorial about prokaryotic gene expression from Phillip McClean's Intermediate Genetics website


Resource: Intermediate Genetics: Prokaryotic Gene Expression
Approach: Topic material

Gene Regulation

Control of Gene Expression

A detailed text-based tutorial on the control of gene expression, from Dr Michael King's Medical Biochemistry Page.


Resource: Medical Biochemistry: control of gene expression
Approach: Topic material

Control of Gene Expression in Eukaryotes

An online tutorial about the control of eukaryotic gene expression, from Phillip McClean's Intermediate Genetics site


Resource: Intermediate Genetics: control of gene expression
Approach: Topic material

Silencing Genomes in C. elegans

A series of experiments on the use of RNAi and bioinformatics to investigate the regulation of gene expression in Caenorhabditis elegans. (RNAi - RNA-mediated interference - is a mechanism for the regulation of gene expression by RNA molecules.) Produced by the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.


Resource: Silencing Genomes
Approach: Laboratory practicals

The Lac Operon (animation)

Narrated or step-through animation of the lac operon, part of a collection of animated tutorials from Sumanas Inc.


Resource: Sumanas Inc: lac operon
Software: Flash 6 plug-in

Approach: Animation

Scitable

Hosted by natureEducation, this is a collaborative learning space for science undergraduates. It contains articles, topic rooms and groups, all of which are related to key topics in genetics.


Resource: Scitable
Approach: Topic material

The GENE Project

Teachers and research scientists adapting research organisms and laboratory techniques for use in the classroom to teach a wide variety of concepts and questions, Kansas State University, USA.


Resource: The GENE Project
Approach: Topic material

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