Eukaryotic Cell Cycle and Cancer

This week we learned more about the eukaryotic cell cycle and how cancer forms. Because I wasn’t in class on Thursday when everyone did the cancer lab, I was instructed to write about the biointeractive cell cycle and cancer activity. Big idea 3.A.2 The two types of cell division are mitosis and meiosis. Meiosis is a… Continue reading Eukaryotic Cell Cycle and Cancer

Loads o’ Cell Signaling

This week was mainly focused on the concept of cell signaling and additionally cellular respiration. We first started with a diabetes and insulin packet about cell signaling. Not gonna lie, it was a little cheesy. But it had some good information buried in there. Basically, a cell signaling pathway (3.D.2 and 3.D.3) has four essential… Continue reading Loads o’ Cell Signaling

Cells, Cells, And More Cells!

These past couple weeks have been focused on the basic structure of the cell. Let’s set down the requirements for the cell. All cells have a plasma membrane and a cytosol (the watery part in a cell) The all also have phospholipids, chromosomes in form of DNA, and ribosomes There are two main types of… Continue reading Cells, Cells, And More Cells!

Phylogeny Trees

I chose to make a Phylogeny tree on the Cytochrome C protein. But what even is Cytochrome C? Cytochrome c is a highly conserved ~12 kDa protein consisting of a single 104 amino acid peptide with a single heme group. Because of its ever-present nature and sequence homology, cytochrome c has been used as a model protein for molecular… Continue reading Phylogeny Trees