Tour of a Human Cell©

David Goodsell Cellular Landscapes
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The Panorama© and Grand Panorama© illustrate how DNA in the nucleus is wrapped around histones, which forms nucleosomes. RNA polymerase unwraps the DNA and makes mRNA, which is delivered through nuclear pore complexes to ribosomes where antibody proteins are made and delivered into the endoplasmic reticulum. Vesicles carry the protein through the Golgi, and kinesin motor proteins pull the antibodies to the cell membrane – a wonderful example of the immunology of your flu shot.

Tour of a Human Cell© Student POGIL Activity

This activity will help your students develop a sense of scale and begin to form a dynamic image of cellular function.

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Tour of a Human Cell© Journal Article

Dr. David Goodsell's published description of the panorama, including Information on the science and technology behind the images, descriptions of the proteins and other molecular structures featured in the panorama, and references.

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Tour of a Human Cell© Next Generation Science Standards

Connections to: A Framework for K-12 Science Education Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas

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