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Animaps are perhaps the most exciting inovation on this website since they are able to illustrate the animated detailed sequences of biochemical reactions ocurring within the cell. The use of Flash makes it possible to show the flow of reactants into the inside of enzymes where they align exactly with their active sites. These are usually charged amino acids or cations which are an integral part of the enzyme structure. This alignment of the reactant with the structurally positioned active sites explain the lock and key analogy with enzymes and substrates. Flash animation also makes it possible to show the detailed movements of bonds and electrons which are characteristic of biochemical reactions and hitherto generally illustrated as curly arrows in printed publications.

Select an animap from the list below. The animaps are in Shockwave Flash format, the
plugin for which can be downloaded from Macromedia's website.


Animaps: Table of Contents
 
Title Format
The Reactions of Glycolysis Shockwave Flash
Pyruvate Dehydrogenase Complex Shockwave Flash
The Citric Acid (TCA) Cycle Shockwave Flash
The Membrane Respiratory Chain Shockwave Flash
ATP Synthase Shockwave Flash
Electrons & Protons in Energy Transfers Shockwave Flash


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