Since the principles of molecular biology have now become the spirit of the times, we thought it would be convenient to provide some kind of visual aid to help our readers understand the complex molecular machines that work deep in every cell of the body. Despite appearance, This movie uses an interpretive dance to explain protein synthesis Will teach you everything you need to know.
Now, some people have been talking about the weirdness of the 1960s, but as this 1971 Stanford movie shows, the 1960s were just warm-up shows for the really strange things. This film is a comparative study. The setting is provided by the absolutely unfashionable Paul Berg, a professor of biochemistry, who will share the 1980 Nobel Prize in Medicine for his contributions to nucleic acid research. His short sleeves and tight tie formed a sharp contrast with a group of students bouncing on the grass, who showed off various macromolecules involved in protein synthesis. The two groups form the subunits of the ribosome, a series of students with balloons act as messenger RNA (mRNA) encoding proteins, and a small group of transfer RNA (tRNA) molecules that represent amino acids and exit the process.
The level of detail understood at least in 1971 was impressive, and the soloist represented things like the T factor and the energy-carrying molecule GTP. Although we particularly like the smoke that represents GTP energy transfer, we strongly suspect that there are many other smoke that have entered this production process.
Putting aside kitsch and apologizing to Lewis Carroll and his Jabberwock, you will have a hard time finding a modern animation to better capture this process. It is true that more traditional animation may make the mechanical aspects of translation clearer, but the mimicry and gimbal of this dance does emphasize the role of random Brownian motion in the process of macromolecules. You will never see the term “tRNA” or think of this movie.